Let’s go deep with the president and CEO of Progressive Insurance, Tricia Griffith. In this Q&A, led by Meghan Walsh, Business Leader of Creative Management at Progressive, we’ll learn about Tricia’s career path, challenges and learnings, as well as the how she is leading through a pandemic to continue to grow the third largest insurance provider in the country with the number one brand icon.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tricia Griffith is the President and Chief Executive officer of Progressive, being appointed to the position in July 2016.
During her tenure as CEO, Tricia has led the company to historic growth, advancing Progressive’s preferred segment of customers who bundle home and auto insurance from 400,000 to more than 1 million and moving from fourth to third on the list of U.S. auto insurers, based on written premium.
In December of 2018, she was the first women ever to be named Businessperson of the Year by Fortune Magazine and in 2020 was named to Barron’s “Top 25 CEO’s” list. Additionally, Tricia has been named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine each of the last five years and has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” each of the last three years.
Tricia has a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business’ Advanced Management Program. She serves on the board of directors at FedEx, is a member and sits on the board of the Business Roundtable and is an associate of the Business Council.
BUSINESS LEADER OF CREATIVE MANAGEMENT
Meghan Walsh joined Progressive in 2018 as the Business Leader of Creative Management. In this role she drives the development of advertising across all channels, from TV campaigns to digital ads supporting home, auto, special lines, commercial lines and corporate messaging.
Over the past three years, she has overseen the production of the Progressive Super Store TV ads featuring Flo, Jamie and the crew, as well as new campaigns featuring Baker Mayfield living in his stadium, Motaur the half-man half-motorcycle, and Dr. Rick helping new young homeowners not become their parents.
Prior to joining Progressive, Meghan had over 20 years of experience in advertising, branding and marketing for other national and international brands such as Allstate Insurance, BP, Western Union, KinderCare Education, The Standard and Sears.
Meghan has a bachelor’s degree from University of Nebraska and supports Girls Inc. non-profit organization.