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Company pledges its ongoing support to the school with a $10,000 donation
CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alok Mehta, Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer for CNA (NYSE: CNA), spent Friday afternoon speaking with the 12th grade students at Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech) about key technology trends such as Mobile, Cloud and Big-Data.
The presentation was the first in a speaker series Alok will be doing for the school, as part of ChiTech's ongoing mission to engage the City's thriving technology industry to help mentor and provide leadership support for its students.
"There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing my love and knowledge of technology with students," said Alok after his presentation at the school campus on 1301 West 14th Street. "The students asked great questions and were really engaged. They know where they want to go, and are working hard to achieve their future career goals."
Alok closed his remarks by presenting a $10,000 donation to ChiTech on behalf of CNA. "The school is doing great things to prepare our future technology leaders, and CNA has been and will continue to be a proud supporter of your efforts," added Alok.
"Chicago Tech Academy would like to thank CNA for their generous donation to our school and our mission. CNA has been an amazing partner to ChiTech; they've been with us since our founding, and their contributions to ChiTech have only grown over the years," said Matthew Hancock, Executive Director, ChiTech. "This new speaking series with Alok Mehta is a perfect example of how CNA is investing in the next generation of innovators-by connecting our students with a tech leader like Mr. Mehta, putting him in front of the class and sharing his skills, CNA is helping ChiTech build new futures for Chicago students."
Alok joined CNA as Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer in July of 2012. He has more than 20 years of insurance and technology industry experience, as well as a Ph.D. in Software Engineering. Most recently, he was the Chief Architect for Allstate Financial, a major part of Allstate Insurance Company.
ChiTech, a non-profit, 4-year contract school located in University Village, was founded to inspire, educate and connect the next generation of leaders. ChiTech also seeks to increase the number of minority and low income students that pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in college and careers.
Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. Use of the term "partnership" and/or "partner" should not be construed to represent a legally binding partnership. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.
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