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. 

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.

Joined LCLD 2018 


Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows Nomination:
2019: Kristen Allen, Jennifer McCloskey

Annual Meeting (2018)
Leadership Summit (2019)

Member: Steve McManus  

Diversity Professionals: Rana Faaborg