Plus: Evolution Benefits Promotes Erwin \u00a0Yesterday, Safeco announced that it had hired William Jenks as its new CIO.\u00a0 Jenks begins his job with the Seattle-based property and casualty insurance provider on April 17.\u00a0 He replaces Yom Senegor (pictured at left), who is resigning from Safeco after five years with the company.\u00a0 Jenks most recently served as EVP and CIO of advertising firm Publicis Groupe, where he consolidated disparate technology platforms following an acquisition and led a restructuring of IT across the company. (I wrote about one of the CIOs who was affected by this restructuring in the December 15, 2004 issue of CIO.)\u00a0 Prior to Publicis, Jenks held the CIO post at space Systems\/Loral, Heller Financial and at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.\u00a0 Zahid Afzal joined Sky Financial Group as its EVP and CTO.\u00a0 He reports to Les Starr, the Bowling Green, Ohio-based financial holding company\u2019s corporate EVP in charge of technology and operations.\u00a0 Starr hired Afzal from Bank of America, where Afzal was SVP and CIO of BofA\u2019s consumer banking division.\u00a0 Prior to BofA, Afzal was CIO for Broadslate Networks and served as a senior technology executive at Citicorp. Sean Erwin was promoted to vice president of applications development at Evolution Benefits, a provider of electronic benefit payment systems. Erwin joined the Avon, Conn.-based company in May 2003.\u00a0 He reports to Evolution Benefits\u2019 SVP and CIO (pictured at right), Rick Bucchi.