Michael Tipsord

Director

Michael is the Chairman, President and CEO of State Farm. In his position at State Farm, Michael leads the largest provider of auto, home and individual life insurance in the U.S., employing more than 19,000 agents and 58,000 employees.

Michael Tipsord

Director

Michael is the Chairman, President and CEO of State Farm. In his position at State Farm, Michael leads the largest provider of auto, home and individual life insurance in the U.S., employing more than 19,000 agents and 58,000 employees.

Michael began his career at State Farm in 1988 as assistant tax counsel and has served in a number of leadership roles since, including vice chairman of the State Farm board of directors, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He was named CEO and President in 2015, and Chairman in 2016.

In addition to his positions at State Farm, Michael is a trustee of the Brookings Institution and is a member of the dean’s advisory board for the University of Illinois College of Law. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.

Michael earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 1995, the Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1991 and is a Certified Public Accountant. He received a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.