Louis A. Simpson is currently Chairman of SQ Advisors LLC, Naples, Florida; a registered investment advisor started in January 2011.
Louis A. Simpson was elected President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Operations, of GEICO Corporation in May 1993 and retired in December 2010. From 1985 to 1993, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Simpson joined GEICO Corporation and Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) in September 1979 as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer.
Prior to joining GEICO, Mr. Simpson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Asset Management, a subsidiary of the Los Angeles based Western Bancorporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Simpson was a partner at Stein, Roe and Farnham, a Chicago investment firm, and was also an instructor of Economics at Princeton University.
Mr. Simpson is Lead Director of VeriSign, and in 2006 was named an Outstanding Director by the Outstanding Directors Exchange (ODX). Formerly he was director of a number of publicly traded companies: AT&T, Chesapeake Energy, COHR Inc., Comcast, GEICO, HNC Software, Magma Power, MediaOne, Potomac Electric Power, National Bank of Washington, ResMed, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Salomon Inc., Thompson BPE, U.S. West and Western Assets Funds. Mr. Simpson is a Life Trustee of Northwestern University and serves as a Trustee Emeritus for the Urban Institute and the Museum of Science and Industry, and is a former Director of The Economic Club of Chicago. Previously, Mr. Simpson served as Vice Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and as of September 2016, he as appointed as a Senior Fellow and an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Simpson began his college career at Northwestern University in 1954-5 and then received a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1958 (Hon. LL.D. 2013), followed by a Master's Degree in economics from Princeton University.