Leadership and Sales

Thomas Ealy


Thomas Ealy teaches Corporate Learning Sales and Leadership at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Tom currently is President and CEO of Ameriprise Auto and Home Insurance, a leading provider of personal insurance protection to customers and members of some of the word's most well-known companies and organizations.  He was formerly the President of Encompass Insurance, a $1.3 billion personal lines insurer.  Having turned around several businesses over the course of his 30-year career, he combines leadership art with management science across strategy, marketing, sales, operations, human resources, and finance.

Tom has developed particular expertise in culture building, leadership development, strategic planning, sales management, service excellence, and management communications.  He has successfully led large-scale organizational change, including cultural transformation and the integration of game-changing acquisitions.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2015

Professional Experience

President and CEO

Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance


Encompass Insurance

Senior Executive

Willis Group Holdings, PLC

CEO, Midwest

USI Holdings Corp


Harvard University

Master of Business Administration

University of Notre Dame

Bachelor of Arts

Courses Taught