Michele Coleman Mayes is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library (NYPL).
Coleman Mayes joined NYPL in August 2012 after serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company since 2007. Prior to Allstate, she served as a Senior Vice President and the General Counsel of Pitney Bowes Inc. from 2003 to 2007 and in several legal capacities at Colgate-Palmolive from 1992 to 2003.
Coleman Mayes currently Chairs the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and is a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel.
Coleman Mayes received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.