Susan L. Lees, EVP and GC, Allstate Insurance Co.
Susie Lees didn’t follow a straight path to heading the legal department of the country’s largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer. A career in business came before law school, and so did some part-time work while raising a family.
Now executive vice president and general counsel of Allstate Insurance Co. and a member of Allstate’s senior leadership team, Lees is also president of the board of directors for the Riverside Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering life enrichment opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities. Lees serves on the boards of the Rand Institute for Civil Justice, Institute for Legal Reform and the Association of Life Insurance Counsel.