Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> September 20, 2000

Steven Groot – The Allstate Corporation (all)

STEVEN L. GROOT is President of Allstate International, Chairman of the Board and President of Allstate International Insurance Holdings, Inc., and a member of Allstate Insurance Company's senior management team. He also serves as Executive Sponsor of Allstate's Internet and call center initiatives. Mr. Groot began his career with Allstate in 1970. He has held numerous positions, including Regional Vice President of the Rochester Region, President of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, and Vice President of Pricing, Personal Lines Auto, for Allstate Insurance Company. In 1994, he was promoted to President of Allstate Indemnity Company from his position of Group Vice President. He was named to his current position in October 1998. Mr. Groot graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration and studied law at Lincoln University and LaSalle Extension University of Chicago. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a quick update on the present state of The

Allstate Corporation?

Mr. Groot: Allstate is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines

insurance company. The