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Greg Burton

Presidential Honorary Degree

Greg Burton has been the executive chair of Motorists Insurance Group since its affiliation with BrickStreet Mutual closed in April 2017. Burton became BrickStreet's chief executive officer and president when the company was launched in 2006.

He was also the company's president from 2006 through May 2015 and serves on its board of directors. Burton previously led the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission (the WVWCC), which was losing approximately $1 million per business day before he became executive director in 2003. During Burton's time at the WVWCC, he and his team played a central role in the successful reform of West Virginia's workers' compensation system.

Burton has more than 30 years of management experience in the insurance and financial services industries and in both state and local government. His experience includes serving as cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Administration (2001-2003); city manager of Charleston (1998-2000); chair and board member of the West Virginia Health Care Authority (1995-1998); assistant vice president, Investment Banking with Ferris, Baker Watts (1994-1998); vice president, head of corporate trust with Bank One (1985-1993) and assistant vice president of Bank of West Virginia (1983-1985).

Burton holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a concentration in management and marketing, from the University of Charleston. He currently serves on the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Radford University Board of Visitors.