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Allstate Leadership

Meet The Good Hands Guiding Allstate.

Our dedication to doing good doesn't stop at the boardroom. At Allstate, our leaders uphold our mission by making a difference in the communities we live and work in every day.



Thomas Wilson Headshot.
Tom Wilson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Allstate Corporation
Matt Winter Headshot.
Matt Winter
President,
The Allstate Corporation
Brain Bohaty Headshot.
Brian Bohaty
Executive Vice President
Allstate Personal Lines Business Transformation
Don Civgan Headshot.
Don Civgin
President, Emerging Businesses
Thomas Clarkson Headshot.
Thomas Clarkson
President, West Territory
Mary Jane Fortin Headshot.
Mary Jane Fortin
President, Allstate Financial
Sanjay Gupta Headshot.
Sanjay Gupta
Executive VP, Marketing, Innovation and Corporate Relations
Suren Gupta Headshot.
Suren Gupta
Executive VP, Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures
Harriet Harty Headshot.
Harriet Harty
Executive VP, Human Resources
Guy Hill Headshot.
Guy Hill
Executive VP, Product Integration & Management
Susan Lees Headshot.
Susan L. Lees
Executive VP and General Counsel
Katherine Mabe Headshot.
Katherine Mabe
Executive Vice President, Allstate Brand Distribution
David Prendergast Headshot.
David Prendergast
President, East Territory
Glenn Shapiro Headshot.
Glenn Shapiro
Executive Vice President, Claims
Steven Shebik Headshot.
Steven E. Shebik
EVP, Chief Financial Officer & Interim CIO
Steven Sorenson Headshot.
Steven P. Sorenson
Executive VP, Product Operations
Thomas Troy Headshot.
Thomas Troy
Executive Vice President, Allstate Brand Operations
Allstate Insurance Company

Tom Wilson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Allstate Corporation

Tom Wilson, 58, is the chairman and chief executive officer of The Allstate Corporation. Wilson has served as CEO of Allstate since 2007 and became chairman of The Allstate Corporation's Board of Directors in 2008.

Wilson has held a number of senior executive positions at Allstate since 1995. As CEO, Wilson has led a multi-year transformation of Allstate to position it as the only insurer with differentiated brands targeted at each segment of the market. The emphasis has been not only on doing the right things, such as investing in cutting-edge innovation, improving efficiency and productivity, and shedding non-core assets, but in doing them in the right way — optimizing the pace of change, restructuring for the long term rather than the short term, honoring commitments to employees, agency owners, customers and communities, and investing in the people of Allstate.

He joined Allstate in 1995 from Sears, Roebuck and Co. where he was vice president of strategy and analysis. He was managing director of mergers and acquisitions at Dean Witter Reynolds from 1986 to 1993 and held various financial positions at the Amoco Corporation from 1980 to 1986.

Wilson is the vice chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and holds active leadership positions within the financial services industry and the community. He is a board member of State Street Corporation and the Financial Services Roundtable. He is also a member the Property and Casualty CEO Roundtable and the Financial Services Forum, as well as the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Wilson regularly offers comment and insight about timely business and policy topics in national media outlets, and his articles have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN.com.

Wilson is a trustee of Rush University Medical Center. He is committed to empowering youth and serves as the national and Illinois co-chair for WE Day. Wilson is also the co-chair of Get In Chicago, the public-private partnership to reduce violent crime among youth in Chicago. He has previously served as chairman of the Property and Casualty CEO Roundtable, chairman of the Financial Services Roundtable and deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

A native of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Wilson holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

Matt Winter

President, The Allstate Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, Allstate Life Insurance Company

Matthew Winter is president of The Allstate Corporation and chief executive officer of Allstate Life Insurance Company. Winter leads the Allstate Personal Lines (APL) business. APL includes the complete range of Allstate-brand property-casualty and life insurance products offered to consumers through Allstate agencies and Allstate independent agencies. He is responsible for all business operations and distribution within APL, which includes the 15 field offices located across the United States and in Canada.

Winter joined Allstate in 2009 as president and CEO of Allstate Financial. In 2011, he moved to the property-casualty side of the business and has taken on expanded responsibilities each year since. In 2012, he was named president of Allstate Auto, Home and Agencies. In the following year, the business unit changed to Allstate Personal Lines when it expanded to include consumer household lines (boat, motorcycle, renters, etc.). In 2014, the life insurance business was added to APL and Winter was promoted to president of The Allstate Corporation and CEO of Allstate Life Insurance Company.

Before joining Allstate, Winter held numerous senior executive positions at large financial institutions and insurance providers. He served as vice chairman of American International Group, where he was responsible for a number of business units with global reach. He also served as president and CEO for AIG's American General domestic life companies, which included AIG's expansive North American life insurance operations. Earlier in his insurance career, Winter was executive vice president at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he led the company's domestic insurance businesses, and vice president and chief ethics and corporate compliance officer for Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Winter spent more than 12 years on active duty with the United States Army and also practiced law for several years before joining the insurance industry. He earned his bachelor of science from the University of Michigan, his juris doctor from the Albany Law School of Union University and a master of laws from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

Winter is currently on the board of Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief charity, and he previously served on the boards of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Houston Food Bank, and both the Connecticut and Houston Opera Companies.

Brian Bohaty

Executive Vice President
Allstate Personal Lines Business Transformation

Brian Bohaty is executive vice president, Allstate Personal Lines Business Transformation. He is responsible for the strategic design and execution of processes to improve customer and agent experiences, digitize business operations, deploy new capabilities and modernize the business model.

Prior to joining Allstate in late 2016, Bohaty spent 16 years with TIAA in a number of senior leadership roles, including operations, product management, and sales and servicing. Most recently, he was executive vice president, Retail Products and Services, where he was responsible for life insurance, brokerage, managed accounts, IRAs, tuition financing and advice tools. Prior to that, Bohaty was chief operating officer, TIAA-CREF Asset Management, where he focused on product management and integration activities. Earlier in his career at TIAA, he was executive vice president, Client Services Group, responsible for end-to-end client servicing of institutional and individual customers. Prior to TIAA, Bohaty worked at Bank of America.

Bohaty sits on the board of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Belk College of Business and is active with the American Heart Association — Charlotte. He earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University and an MBA from the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.

Don Civgin

President, Emerging Businesses
Allstate Insurance Company

Don Civgin is president, emerging businesses, and a member of Allstate's operating committee. In this role, he oversees Business-to-Business (which includes Encompass, Ivantage, Allstate Dealer Services, Allstate Business Insurance, Allstate Roadside Services and Allstate Benefits), Esurance, Answer Financial, annuities and the company's connected car initiatives.

From 2012 to 2014, Civgin was president and chief executive officer, Allstate Financial, which offers a range of life insurance, retirement and investment products. He joined Allstate in 2008 as executive vice president, finance and strategy, and added oversight of Esurance when Allstate acquired that company in 2011. Previously, Civgin was employed by OfficeMax, where he was executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008. He began his career in 1986 at Itel Corporation, where he eventually became vice president and treasurer. He was responsible for capital structure activities for the corporation's multibillion-dollar balance sheet. In 1995, he joined Alliant Foodservice as vice president and treasurer when the company was acquired from Kraft by Clayton, Dubilier and Rice.

In 1997, Civgin was named senior vice president, finance of Montgomery Ward as part of a new management team brought in by GE Capital Corporation, the majority owner. Later, he was promoted to senior vice president, merchandise operations. Civgin served as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer of General Binding Corporation from 2002 to 2005, as that company went through a successful transformation and turnaround, culminating in a merger in 2005 with Acco Brands.

Civgin received his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Thomas Clarkson

President, West Territory
Allstate Insurance Company

Thomas Clarkson is president, West Territory, Allstate Personal Lines for the Allstate Insurance Company. In this role, he is responsible for 26 states in the western half of the United States along with the Allstate Canada operation.

Clarkson started his career at Allstate in 1978. He held several assignments in claims before rising to senior district claim manager in 1985, territorial claim manager in 1989, quality development director in 1987 and assistant vice president in 1992. He was promoted to vice president of claims in 1995 and field vice president of Allstate's North Central Region in 2000.

Throughout his career at Allstate, Clarkson has been actively involved in numerous industry and community organizations. He has served on the board for Facing History and Ourselves in Cleveland, Ohio, and was chair of the board for Junior Achievement of Southeast Michigan in 2013-2014. He has also served in executive officer roles for several industry associations.

Clarkson holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He and his wife, Nancy, have two adult children and reside in southeastern Michigan.

Mary Jane Fortin

President
Allstate Financial

Mary Jane Fortin is president of Allstate Financial and a member of Allstate's operating committee. Fortin leads the go-to-market strategy and execution for the life and retirement business, and is responsible for integrating life and retirement into Allstate Personal Lines. Her accountability also includes improving the life and retirement experience for both our customer and agency channels with the goal of serving more Allstate customers with life solutions.

With a deep business and financial services background, Fortin was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer for AIG Consumer Insurance, which includes AIG's global life, retirement and personal lines businesses.

Before that, Fortin was president and chief executive officer of American General, AIG's group of domestic life insurance companies. She was responsible for managing all functional aspects of American General, including distribution, product development and management, marketing, service and technology. Before joining AIG in 2006, Fortin held various leadership roles at The Hartford, including senior vice president of mutual funds and 529 programs. Fortin also held key roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly known as Coopers & Lybrand, LLP) and Arthur Andersen LLP.

Fortin is on the board of directors of the American Council of Life Insurers, a Washington-based trade association with approximately 300 member companies operating in the United States and abroad. ACLI advocates in federal, state and international forums for public policy that supports the industry marketplace. Fortin also has served on the board for SEARCH, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless men, women and children get off the streets and into jobs and affordable housing.

Fortin earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut and her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sanjay Gupta

Executive VP, Marketing, Innovation and Corporate Relations
Allstate Insurance Company

Sanjay Gupta is executive vice president, Marketing, Innovation and Corporate Relations at Allstate Insurance Company.

In this role, he positions Allstate for long-term profitable growth through his leadership of companywide efforts to engage customers, consumers, employees, agency owners and other key stakeholders via world-class advertising and sponsorships, corporate communications, digital marketing and corporate responsibility initiatives. Gupta is also responsible for driving Allstate's innovation agenda across all operational and brand lines, and shares accountability to maximize customer experience and retention.

Prior to joining Allstate in 2012, Gupta served as chief marketing officer at Ally Financial, where he led the global re-branding efforts and the rapid growth of the consumer deposit business. Previously, he was senior vice president, Global Consumer and Small Business Marketing at Bank of America, where he spent seven years in a variety of marketing roles. Gupta has also held key marketing roles at SciQuest.com, Inc. and Federal Express.

Gupta earned his bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from the University of Mumbai, India and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He serves on the board of directors of ICF International, a provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients globally.

Suren Gupta

Executive VP, Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures
Allstate Insurance Company

Suren Gupta is executive vice president, Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures for Allstate Insurance Company. In this role, he leads a global organization delivering innovative and transformational solutions for Allstate's customers, agency owners and employees. He is responsible for the company's information technology strategy, operations and processes. In addition, Gupta oversees Allstate's strategic ventures with companies that advance its technology-driven, customer-focused strategy. He has been instrumental in enhancing information technology's delivery capabilities, focusing on digital innovation, efficiency, information security and expanding global operations to enable 24/7 support and development capabilities. His organization has won numerous awards, including the United Kingdom's highest honor for business success, the Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Gupta joined Allstate in 2011, bringing leadership, information technology, operations, product development and sales experience to Allstate. Previously, he was executive vice president and group chief information officer for consumer lending at Wells Fargo. Under his leadership, real estate lending was re-engineered with new delivery capabilities that enabled the field sales force to serve customers more effectively with just-in-time information.

Earlier in his career, Gupta provided key leadership and vision as a founding member of the corporate executive team of Airclic Inc., a startup wireless Internet venture, and was senior vice president, informational technology and operations for GMAC Residential, a division of General Motors. Gupta also has held senior operations, sales, marketing and strategic development roles at INTELSAT, a groundbreaking satellite telecommunications company.

Gupta is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He also received an MBA from George Mason University and a master's degree in computer engineering from West Virginia University. In 2015, he was named to the board of directors of Zions Bancorporation. He also serves on the Chicago Public Library Foundation Board and on the board of Pratham U.S.A, the American chapter for Pratham, which was established in 1994 to provide pre-school education to children in India's slums. It now is the country's largest nongovernmental organization with activities in 21 states of India to provide education to millions of children who might otherwise work instead of attending school.

Harriet Harty

Executive VP, Human Resources
Allstate Insurance Company

Harriet Harty is executive vice president of human resources for Allstate Insurance Company. She is responsible for developing Allstate's talent strategy and the tools and programs to enable the enterprise to attract, develop and retain engaged and talented employees.

Since joining Allstate in 1995, Harty has held a number of key human resources positions. Most recently, she was senior vice president, with responsibility for executive, broad-based and sales compensation; benefits; communications; finance; talent and leadership effectiveness; and home office client partnership. Previously, she led the human capital solutions function, which included strategy, employee value proposition, workforce relations, workforce insights, workforce technology and the AskHR call center. Harty began her career in the compensation area, working her way up to leadership of the compensation and executive compensation function.

Harty received her bachelor's degree in accounting from Northeastern Illinois University and an MBA from University of Illinois - Chicago. She holds Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP designations).

Harty is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management. She is currently on the board of Women Employed, a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Chicago focused on expanding educational and employment opportunities for America's working women.

Guy Hill

Executive VP, Product Integration & Management
Allstate Insurance Company

Guy Hill is executive vice president, Product Integration & Management for Allstate Insurance Company.

Hill joined Allstate in 1986 and held a series of progressively more responsible roles, including Northeast Region state manager, assistant vice president of product operations, vice president of product operations (2006 to 2008), vice president of sales and service (2008 to 2010). He was promoted to president of Allstate Protection's California/East Regions in 2010, to executive vice president, customer advocacy and line management in 2011, and to product operations executive vice president for Allstate's West Territory in 2012. He took on his current role in 2015, overseeing integration of the company's product operations across the country.

Hill is on the board of the Illinois chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. He received his bachelor's degree in finance from James Madison University.

Susan L. Lees

Executive VP and General Counsel, Allstate Insurance
Allstate Insurance Company

Susan (Susie) L. Lees is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of The Allstate Corporation. She leads Allstate's 1,400-person legal team to guide the company's business strategy, ensure sound compliance and foster a healthy legal, legislative and regulatory environment.

Lees joined Allstate in 1988 and has moved up through the ranks, holding a variety of leadership positions with increasing responsibility, most notably in her previous role as senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Allstate Financial. During her extensive tenure at Allstate, Lees led a multitude of complex initiatives, including the company's acquisition of American Heritage Life Insurance Company. While leading the corporate law division of Allstate's law and regulation department, she gained extensive experience working with business areas throughout the corporation. Earlier in her career, Lees built a foundation of business acumen through professional sales roles at Celanese Corp. and Exxon Chemical.

She has been a champion of solutions to key societal issues and serves on The Allstate Foundation Board of Trustees. Lees also serves on the boards of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the National Association of Women Lawyers, Rand Institute for Civil Justice and the Institute for Legal Reform.

Lees holds an A.B. degree in political science from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Katherine Mabe

Executive Vice President, Allstate Brand Distribution
Allstate Insurance Company

Katherine Mabe is executive vice president, Allstate Brand Distribution, which includes all distribution through the Allstate exclusive and independent agency channels and supports Allstate agencies in serving customers as trusted advisors. Allstate Brand Distribution includes oversight of the market operating committees, agency operations, compliance, financial services sales, the Allstate-branded independent agency channel, strategic distribution and product integration.

Previously, Mabe was president, Business to Business, with operating responsibility for Allstate Benefits, Allstate Business Insurance, Allstate Dealer Services, Allstate Roadside Services, Ivantage and Encompass Insurance. Mabe joined Allstate in 2011 and served as president, West Territory of Allstate Personal Lines until 2013. From 2010 to 2011, Mabe was president and chief executive officer of the Economical Insurance Group, one of the largest property-casualty insurance companies in Canada. Previously, Mabe was with Nationwide Insurance for 30 years, where she held a number of executive positions in Nationwide's marketing, sales, product and commercial functions.

Mabe received a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and an MBA from Ohio State's Fisher College of Business. She holds CPCU, CLU and ChFc designations. Mabe is active in organizations and boards that include the Red Cross of Greater Chicago, the Chicago Network, and the Business Council of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mabe has received a variety of professional awards, including the title of Kellogg Executive Scholar, Sales and Marketing at Northwestern University. In addition, she has received the Ohio Diversity Council's Most Powerful and Influential Women in Ohio Award and the 2014 Women in Insurance Leadership award.

David Prendergast

President, East Territory
Allstate Insurance Company

David Prendergast serves as president of the East Territory and is accountable for the profitable growth in the territory's 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Previously, Prendergast served as territory senior vice president for the West Territory and field senior vice president, Capital Region. He began his Allstate career in 1984 as a claim representative and has held leadership positions in claims, underwriting, sales and marketing before moving to Capital Region leadership in 2008.

Prendergast earned a Master of Public Administration at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, Rockefeller School of Public Affairs and Policy. He also completed the Kellogg Management Institute at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

Glenn Shapiro

Executive Vice President, Claims
Allstate Insurance Company

Glenn Shapiro is chief claims officer for the Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the Allstate Personal Lines senior leadership team. He is responsible for the largest employee group at Allstate, overseeing 16,000+ employees countrywide who handle more than 7 million claims annually.

Prior to joining Allstate in 2016, Shapiro was executive vice president and chief claims officer for Liberty Mutual Commercial Insurance. He originally joined Liberty Mutual in 2010 as chief claims officer of Safeco Insurance, a Liberty Mutual company.

Shapiro has over 26 years leading claim groups in the insurance industry, He has held a number of key leadership positions in strategy and operations. He also has led several transformations and been at the forefront of bringing predictive modeling and analytics to claims.

Shapiro received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Bryant University and holds CPCU, CLU and ChFC designations.

Steven E. Shebik

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Investment Officer
Allstate Insurance Company

Steve Shebik is executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Allstate Corporation and Allstate Insurance Company and a member of Allstate's operating committee. He also is serving as interim chief investment officer.

Shebik joined Allstate in 1995 as assistant vice president holding positions in mergers and acquisitions, Treasury and finance. He was promoted to vice president in 1999 to oversee acquisition integration, and subsequently, accounting and financial systems. He has served as chief financial officer of all three of Allstate's business units — Allstate Financial from 2001-2005, Allstate Protection from 2005-2008 and Allstate Investments from 2009-2012. Shebik held various corporate-level accounting and financial positions with Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1988-1995, responsible for internal and external financial reporting, accounting policy, financial planning and mergers and acquisitions. He worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. in accounting and auditing services from 1980-1988.

Shebik received bachelor degrees in accounting and finance in 1978 from the University of Illinois and a MBA in 1980 from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute, the American Institute of CPAs and the Illinois CPA Society and is active in charitable endeavors in and around his hometown of Wheaton, Illinois.

Steven P. Sorenson

Executive VP, Product Operations
Allstate Insurance Company

Steven P. Sorenson is executive vice president, product operations for the Allstate Insurance Company. Sorenson works to design, build and enable delivery of insurance solutions to meet customers' needs. He is responsible for ensuring operational excellence in pricing and also drives Allstate's strategy for product management, underwriting, research and development.

Since joining Allstate in 2000, Sorenson has held key leadership roles within Allstate's product and distribution organizations. He served as a product vice president with product management responsibilities for three of the company's 14 regional operations. In 2002, he was given responsibility for co-leading the entire field operation. At that time, he also served as chairman of Allstate Floridian, chairman of Allstate New Jersey and was a board member of Allstate Bank.

In 2007, Sorenson was promoted to senior vice president, protection distribution, where he was responsible for Allstate's multi-access distribution platform of exclusive agencies, independent agencies and direct. He was appointed to his current role in 2008.

Before joining Allstate, Sorenson was a general manager at Progressive Insurance Company with responsibility for several Midwestern states. Prior to that, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, working in the Chicago, Houston and London offices.

Sorenson holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University. Sorenson serves on the board of the Foglia YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

Thomas Troy

Executive Vice President, Allstate Brand Operations
Allstate Insurance Company

Thomas Troy is executive vice president, Allstate Brand Operations and a member of the Allstate Personal Lines senior leadership team. Troy is responsible for leading teams to provide customer service and support to approximately 16 million households and more than 11,000 Allstate exclusive agencies and financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada. His accountability includes delivering a unified platform for fast, effective customer interactions, incorporating actionable customer insights into Allstate's business processes and, through numerous contact and service centers, delivering value to our customers. Troy also leads procurement, enterprise continuous improvement initiatives, the project management organization, administration and real estate.

Troy has more than 25 years of diverse, multiline property-casualty and operations experience. Most recently, he was executive vice president, Business Insurance, at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Troy was responsible for all underwriting and sales operations for a national field organization with more than 2,200 employees and over $5 billion in revenue. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Liberty Mutual's Regional Companies Group. In this role, he was responsible for the field underwriting and sales organizations that generated revenue in excess of $4.5 billion in premium and served more than 10,000 agency locations, with oversight of more than 3,000 employees.

Troy was active with the Seattle chapter of Year Up, an organization that empowers low-income young adults to go from poverty to professional careers. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University.

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