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Bill Clawson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Progressive Insurance

More About Bill Clawson

Bill was named Chief Human Resources Officer in November of 2021 after serving as Progressive’s Business Leader for Compensation and Benefits the last two years. In his role, he is responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing organization-wide policies and programs for all of Progressive’s people that align with business objectives.


He began his career at Progressive in 2004 in the Personal Lines organization, and held numerous roles in the Customer Acquisition area, where he was instrumental in the company’s efforts to enter the home insurance business, and in building multi-product quoting which propelled Progressive into the top spot for online home insurance. He then moved into a product role where he successfully managed our auto business in several states.

During his time at Progressive, Bill has had a profound impact on the organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts, as he was a founding member of the Progressive African American Network (PAAN) employee resource group and was responsible for helping establish the Multicultural Leadership Development Program which develops internal leaders and future leaders with a focus on improving career growth and development opportunities for people of color.


Prior to joining Progressive, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Procter and Gamble. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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