EXECUTIVE EXCHANGE: Leading from Every Chair

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will highlight how Allstate is changing its culture by empowering all employees to be leaders.

Join Greg Burns, senior vice president of HR for Allstate Insurance Company, as he discusses why Allstate recently redefined what it means to be a leader. You will learn about Allstate’s new Leadership Principles, developed in partnership with employees from every level and every area of the company, and built on the belief that every Allstater – not just managers, directors or bosses – is a leader. You will also find out how Allstate’s multi-faceted approach, is bringing Leadership Principles to life in record time.  

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Greg Burns


Greg Burns is a senior vice president in Human Resources.  In this role he leads the Client Partnership organization, which provides strategic HR support to Allstate’s business areas. Greg also serves as HR business partner for the president of The Allstate Corporation, and president, Emerging Businesses.  

Greg has a deep knowledge of the business, extensive field and corporate experience, and a proven ability to collaborate and influence to drive business results. He brings a diverse  background and unique perspective to HR.   

Greg joined Allstate in 1985. His Allstate career has included a variety of roles in Claims, HR and Business Insurance. As the regional commercial manager for the Northeast Regional Commercial Center in New York, he was responsible for the profit and loss for the Commercial Center. Most of his career has been in HR, with roles supporting Business Insurance, Allstate Personal Property & Casualty, the Illinois Region, the Southern California Region, Encompass, and Allstate Personal Lines Eastern and Western Territories. In 2012, he was promoted to senior vice president, with responsibility for HR’s field organization and Claims support. He took on his current position in January of 2015.  

Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the

University of Illinois at Chicago.  He earned his CPCU in 2007. 

Greg is a board member for Countryside Association and the Lake County Workforce Investment Council.

LVCC N228-230
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Leadership & Navigation
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