Tom Wilson is the Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Allstate Corporation. He has been CEO of Allstate since 2007 and became Chair of The Allstate Corporation’s Board of Directors in 2008. He has held key leadership positions at the company since 1995, including all major operating units.
As CEO, Wilson led the creation of Our Shared Purpose in 2007 to make Allstate a purpose-driven corporation powered by purpose-driven people. Wilson has led investments in innovation, improving efficiency, restructuring for the long term, investing in people and ensuring Allstate is a positive force in America. He has managed corporate risk and return to withstand the 2008 global financial crisis, adapt the homeowners business to significant increases in severe weather-related losses, lead the industry in the use of telematics, and expand into protection plans and identity protection. Allstate’s Transformative Growth Plan is designed to increase market share in personal property-liability.
Wilson is a Director on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and holds active leadership positions in the financial services industry and the community. He is a trustee of Rush University Medical Center and a member of the Young Presidents Organization Gold Chicago chapter. He is on the board of P33, a civic initiative focused on accelerating Chicago’s leadership in the digital economy, and co-founded Get IN Chicago, a public-private partnership to reduce violence among youth.
He has previously served as Chair of the Property and Casualty CEO Roundtable, Chair of the Financial Services Roundtable and Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and is a former Director of State Street Corporation. Wilson regularly offers comment and insight on the financial services industry and the role of business in national media outlets, and he has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and on CNN.com.
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.