Thomas J. Wilson has been CEO of Allstate since 2007 and became chair of The Allstate Corporation’s Board of Directors in 2008. Under his leadership, the corporation weathered the global financial crisis and significant increase in severe storms to become a model for corporations of the future. Allstate is delivering strong returns for shareholders while leading the industry with digital protection solutions and customer-centric innovations and improving communities.
Wilson holds active leadership positions in the financial services industry and the community. He is a director on the executive committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the chair of the U.S. Chamber Foundation Board, a trustee of Rush University Medical Center, on the board of P33, a civic initiative focused on accelerating Chicago's leadership in the digital economy, and co-leads the Chicago efforts of OneTen, a corporate initiative to upskill, hire and promote 1 million Black Americans into family-sustaining jobs over the next 10 years.
During Wilson’s tenure as chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2017-19), the organization enhanced its long-term sustainability and impact by clarifying its purpose, strengthening its influence through bipartisan coalitions and creating the Chamber Forward fund. Wilson also led the succession planning process when former U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue announced his plans to retire, culminating in Suzanne Clark being named CEO in 2021. 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, a director of State Street Corporation and co-founded Get IN Chicago, a public-private partnership to reduce violence among youth. Wilson’s views on the financial services industry and the role of business have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN.com.