Diversity Leadership: Michael Escobar, Allstate Insurance Company

Michael Escobar

Vice President and

Chief Diversity and Organization Effectiveness Officer

Allstate Insurance Company

“At Allstate, diversity and inclusion is a core value and a strategic business imperative for us,” Michael Escobar says in a video on the company’s website. “We really want to be the company of consideration for talent, for consumers and for people in the community.”

In more than 20 years in the insurance business, Escobar has held numerous leadership roles at Allstate, including Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Workforce Solutions and Assistant Vice President, IT Corporate Systems.

The grandson of a Puerto Rican immigrant, Escobar is the executive sponsor for several of Allstate’s resource groups, including the Professional Latino Allstate Network and the Allstate Women’s Information Network. He has served on Allstate’s Diversity Leadership Council and the Allstate Foundation Grant Committee.

Escobar received a bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University. He is a recipient of the National Eagle Leadership Institute Award and the Allstate Chairman’s Quality Award. He sits on the board of Casa Central—the largest Hispanic social-service agency in the Midwest—and is a volunteer mentor through Menttium.

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