Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Secretary, Allstate Insurance Company

Susan Lees’ commitment to diversity is apparent in both her personal and professional life. She has spent more than 25 years with a company that made DiversityInc magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list nine times. As a member of Allstate’s Executive Diversity Council, she participates in its initiatives to make Allstate an inclusive place to work. Susan also serves on the board of the Rand Institute of Civil Justice and is president of the board of directors for the Riverside Foundation, a nonprofit that works with adults with developmental disabilities.

Allstate was an LCLD Most Active Member Corporation in 2013, 2017, and 2018. 

Joined LCLD 2009 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017, 2013)
Fellows nominated:
2020: Steven Crittenden, David Schaffer; 2019: Megan Pavich, Deborah Koenen; 2018: Sean Proctor, Brenda Rodriguez Howdershell; 2017: Jocelyn Liu, Gail Bent; 2016: John Lee Schroedel, Angela Leann Grant; 2015: Karen L. Lawrence, Karen Locher; 2014: Jill Reid Cummins; 2013: Maya K. Ewing, Luke D. Yang; 2012: Gerard Gregoire; 2011: Waqas A. Durrani

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2020: Emily Kurz, T Washington; 2019: Anthony Geddie; 2018: Kavita Bhalla, Nicole Hartigan; 2017: Bhashit (Sheek) Shah, Whitney Lomax; 2016: Caleb Redman, Jill Warren

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2018: Amber Morris; 2017: Chantal Norman; 2013: Marie Salter, Chris Washington; 2012: Renee Heyman

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 

Annual Meeting (2019, 2017, 2016, 2015)
Leadership Summit (2019, 2018)

Member: Susan Lees

Diversity Professional: Luke Yang

Communications: Jen McGrath