From Argument to Advocacy -- Delivering Academic Success Through Urban Debate
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, The Allstate Corporation
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Muriel is a scholarship debater at Illinois State University and was one of the top debaters in the CDL at Prosser Career Academy, winning the 2010 Richard M. Daley Leadership Award.
Michele Mayes is executive vice president and general counsel for The Allstate Corporation. She is also a member of the Allstate senior management team. Mayes is responsible for guiding Allstate's strategy to ensure sound compliance of governance practices and fostering a healthy legal, legislative, and regulatory environment. She joined Allstate in November 2007, bringing extensive legal, corporate, and government experience to the company. In 2003, she was named one of America's top black lawyers by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2009, The National Law Journal named her as one of the most influential general counsels in America. Mayes serves on numerous boards including Legal Momentum, RAND Corporation, the American Bar Association Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and Leadership Counsel for Legal Diversity.
Joshua Rivera of Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago won the Boies, Schiller & Flexner Top Speaker Award.
Hanna Rosin, an Atlantic national correspondent, is the author of the book The End of Men based on her story in the July/August 2010 Atlantic.