Ashley Pettit is senior vice president of enterprise technology for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies at their corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois. Her role includes oversight for infrastructure, IT operations, architecture and engineering practices, IT services and data and analytics support for the enterprise.
Pettit sponsors the Women &Technology Employee Resource Group within State Farm and is active in sponsorship of STEM activities across the community, including support for Millennium Girls (a one-day technology event for 5th- through 8th-grade girls, Junior High STEM camps, incorporation of STEM into summer daycamps, as well as partnership and support to define and implement STEM curriculum in several local school districts at K–12 levels.
In 2017 Pettit was named McLean County YWCA Woman of Distinction for her efforts in STEM and was selected as 100 Corporate Women Leaders in STEM by STEM Connector.
Pettit received a bachelor's degree in finance and computer information processing from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree in management from American College. She also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter and the Chartered Financial Consultant designations.
Pettit has been involved in the McLean County Chamber of Commerce as a member and president of the Women's Division group and served on its board of directors and executive committee. She also served on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of McLean County.