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James DeVries

James DeVries is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the Allstate Insurance Company and is a member of Allstate’s senior management team.  In this role, 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 in making better, metric-driven talent decisions to support organizational strategy.   

Prior to joining Allstate, DeVries was senior vice president of human resources at the Principal Financial Group from 2000 until February 2008.  Before joining the Principal Financial Group, he held senior human resources roles with Ameritech, Quaker Oats, Leaf and Andrew Corporation.    

DeVries received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and human resources from Trinity College, a Masters of Science in industrial relations from Loyola University and a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.  Jim serves as a member of the CHRO Forums Committee.



Current Trends in the Global Workplace: Best Practices on Entering and Exiting Countries - 4/22/14
HRCI Certification Study Course: Last Minute Online Webinar Course (PHR/SPHR) - 4/26/14
Business Essentials: Financial Fundamentals for HR Professionals I - 4/30/14
2014 Leadership Series: Globalization and Emerging Markets: The Role of Talent - 6/4/2014
Summer Networking Event - 6/09/2014
HRMAC Leadership Institute - June 17-18, 2014
15th Annual HRMAC Golf Outing - 8/27/2014
SUMMIT 2014 - 10/23/2014

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