Take your next step in a culture that

shares your values.

We value and respect the service and skills our Veterans, active reserve service members, and transitioning military bring to their careers at Allstate.

The experience and integrity shown by our current and former members of the armed forces reflects our core values and enriches our culture. We’re committed to recruiting Veteran candidates and enhancing the experience of our employee Veterans. We also strongly consider Veteran-owned businesses as suppliers, and we’re constantly expanding our Veteran community outreach efforts.

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Allstate Veterans Engagement Team & Supporters

To honor and extend our commitment to our valued employee Veterans, we created the Allstate Veterans Engagement Team & Supporters (AVETS) employee resource group. AVETS leverages the strength of our inclusive diversity to support our employees and our business.

It also provides a forum for all employees who are Veterans or actively serving in a reserve capacity, as well as spouses, family members, and supporters of the military and Veterans.

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Awards and Recognition

We’re humbled and proud to be have been recognized for our commitment to our Veterans:

  • Military-Friendly Employer Gold Award by G.I. Jobs
  • Military Spouse-Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESRG) Signed Statement of Support
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Giving Back

In 2016, we partnered with nonprofit military employment programs, Hiring Our Heroes, and the White House’s Joining Forces. Our AVETS members actively devoted themselves to volunteer activities in their local communities:

  • AVETS members planned/participated in 862 volunteer projects
  • 7,237 total volunteer hours were logged by AVETS members
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Allstate Leadership

and the Military

A commitment to the military is built right into our foundation: Allstate was founded in 1931 by General Robert E. Wood, who developed his leadership skills in the 42nd Rainbow Division during World War I. Today, former military leaders play critical roles throughout our company, and we know that our Veteran leaders will continue to guide and shape our organization for years to come.

Matt Winter

Matt Winter spent more than 12 years of active duty in the United States Army and nine years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Now he’s President of The Allstate Corporation.

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John O’Donnell

After leading teams of Marines as a Captain, John O’Donnell now leads teams as a Senior Vice President of the Allstate Brand Distribution division. He also volunteers as Allstate Veterans Engagement & Supporters AVETS’ executive sponsor, advocating for Veterans both within and outside of Allstate.

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Phyllis Higgins

Phyllis Higgins joined the US Army Reserve and trained as a Telecommunications Specialist (72E) and was assigned to a transportation unit at Ft. Sheridan. She was later deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Desert Storm for six months, where she was a Sergeant charged with making sure supplies, food, and weapons were transported efficiently via various modes of transportation. After 8 years of service, she received an honorable discharge. Today, she’s a management consultant at Allstate and serves as the President of AVETS.

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Joseph Pennington

Joseph Pennington joined Allstate after serving a total of 12 years as a Navy Seabee. As the Director of Military Programs, Joseph is responsible for leading Allstate’s Military and Veteran programs, including recruiting, onboarding, networking, and business success metrics.

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