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James DeVries

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Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Allstate Insurance Company

James DeVries is executive vice president and chief administrative officer for the Allstate Insurance Company, and a member of Allstate's senior leadership team. DeVries is responsible for developing the company's human resources strategy and the full range of tools, techniques, policies and programs to enable business leaders to make better, metric-driven talent decisions to support organizational strategy.

DeVries has a diverse background as a human resources and business executive with experience in multiple industries, including financial services, telecommunications and consumer products. Before joining Allstate in 2008, DeVries was senior vice president of human resources at the Principal Financial Group from 2000 to 2008, where he was responsible for full functional human resources. Previously, he held a similar role as human resources vice president at Ameritech's Monitoring Services Division, where he also was responsible for real estate, fleet management and procurement. Earlier, DeVries held human resource roles at Quaker Oats, Leaf and Andrew Corporation, where he gained in-depth knowledge of human resource strategy, policy and procedures.

DeVries is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. He is a past board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa and the Des Moines Civic Center.

DeVries received a bachelor's degree in psychology and human resources from Trinity College, a master's degree in industrial relations from Loyola University, and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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