Senior Vice President and General Counsel, State Farm Insurance Co. 

Steve McManus worked for State Farm full-time while attending law school and became the 36th attorney to join the company’s legal department in 1991. Today he oversees the company’s 800 lawyers as General Counsel. In 2016, Steve led State Farm to join the Inclusion Initiative, through which corporate law departments commit to increase their spending with women- and minority-owned law firms. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Steve created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Steve's pledge here

Diversity initiatives at State Farm include 11 employee resource groups and a supplier diversity program. In order to serve a diverse customer base, 35 percent of State Farm agents provided bilingual services as of 2018.

State Farm was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021 and 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2018  

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows Nomination
2022: Alexander Williams, Maria Hagglund; 2021: Melinda Fuller, Ramika Stephens; 2020: Tina Suggs, Natalie Brunson-Wheeler; 2019: Kristen Allen, Jennifer McCloskey

Pathfinders Program
Pathfinders Nomination
2022: Tina Karkera, Matthew Fuss, R'iele Sims; 2021: Kimberly O'Neal, Yarissa Molina Olivera; 2020: Hetal Kommes, Morgan Farrington

Annual Meeting (2022, 2018)
Leadership Summit (2019, 2021)

Member: Steve McManus  

Diversity Professionals: Rana Faaborg, Kristen Allen

Communications: Kristen Allen