Thomas J. Wilson is chairman and CEO 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, he has led a multiyear 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 noncore assets, but in doing them in the right way. This includes 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 holds active leadership positions in the financial services industry and the community. He is a board member of State Street Corporation and Financial Services Roundtable. He is also a member of the Property and Casualty CEO Roundtable and Financial Services Forum, as well as the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Wilson regularly offers comments and insight about timely business and policy topics in national media outlets, and his articles have been published in The New York Times, in The Washington Post and on CNN.com.
Wilson is a trustee of Rush University Medical Center and the Museum of Science and Industry and is co-chair of the violence and community stabilization efforts being undertaken in Chicago and the county to reduce violent crime there. He 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 M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.