Deb Sokol

Deb is originally from New Jersey but has lived in the Chicago area for the past 20 years including the last 18 years in Wilmette. She has two college aged kids, Zoe (20) and Alec (18), and two stepsons, Henry (28) and Kendel (24). She is married to Dave Chopp, an applied math professor at Northwestern. She has been a member of Sukkat Shalom for over 11 years.

She is a Senior Managing Counsel at Allstate, serving as Lead Counsel for Allstate’s privacy, regulatory compliance and ethics team, and is a subject matter expert on privacy and data matters. Deb leads a team of attorneys, and works collaboratively as part of large, cross-functional team.  The team she leads provides legal support across the corporation. She has experience working to develop, maintain, and improve policies and processes, determining best practices for multiple stakeholders with competing priorities. Prior to working at Allstate Deb was acting North America Chief Privacy Officer at Citibank. She also has worked at Grainger and spent over 10 years in-house with AT&T.

As a recent empty-nester, Deb has been looking for a way to focus more of her time and energy into making some positive change in the world, particularly with a Jewish focus.  She’s excited for the opportunity to serve on the JCUA board because of its focus on real, meaningful impacts on the local community.  She is excited to understand and contribute to JCUA’s coalition work as well as JCUA’s racial justice work.