As the chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Allstate Corporation, the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America, Mr. Wilson brings a broad set of successful leadership experiences to the Board. He has proven expertise in business strategy, operational transformation, risk management, workforce development and corporate governance.
Mr. Wilson has been Allstate’s chief executive officer for seven years and led the company through the financial market crisis in 2009 through 2011, adapted the business model to a dramatic change in weather patterns and is implementing a unique consumer focused strategy. His experience in operating a large public company in a highly regulated industry included a number of roles at Allstate; including president and chief operating officer (2005 to 2006), president Allstate Protection (2002 to 2006), president Allstate Financial (1999 to 2002) and chief financial officer (1995 to 1998).
Mr. Wilson has been chairman of Allstate since 2008 and is actively involved with shareholders and advisory firms on corporate governance matters. Mr. Wilson also has a strong commitment to public and community service, including service on The Federal Reserve Board of Chicago (2008 to 2012) and current director/trustee responsibilities at Catalyst, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Economic Club of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center and the US Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Wilson holds a Masters degree in management from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.