Peter B. Lewis

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Peter B. Lewis of the Democracy Alliance is the non-executive Chairman of Progressive Corporation, having served as its CEO from 1965 to 2000. As CEO, Mr. Lewis grew Progressive from a small, specialized insurance company with $6 million in revenues and 100 employees into the nation’s fourth largest auto insurer, with 27,000 employees and annual sales of $15 billion. Through his philanthropy, Lewis invests in people with purposes he shares and the management ability to achieve those purposes. Lewis serves on the Board of his alma mater, Princeton University and is its largest-ever contributor. Lewis believes deeply in the value of individual freedom and tries to foster necessary governmental and social change. He supports the American Civil Liberties Union and helped finance the beginnings of The Management Center (where he is CEO), America Coming Together, MoveOn, Media Matters and the Center for American Progress. Lewis is amicably divorced from Toby Devan Lewis and is the father of three and grandfather of four. [1]


  1. The Management Center website, Accessed April 9, 2013.
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