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Gregory A. Burton

Gregory A. Burton
Executive Chairman of Encova Mutual Insurance Group

Executive Chairman of Encova Mutual Insurance Group

2020-21 Inductee

Burton became chief executive officer of BrickStreet Mutual Insurance when the company launched in 2006, and he has served as the executive chair of the Encova Mutual Insurance Group, formerly Motorists Insurance Group since April 2017. He was also the company’s president from 2006 through May 2015.

Burton previously led the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (WVWCC), which was losing approximately $1 million per business day before he became executive director in 2003. During Greg’s time at the WVWCC, he and his team played a central role in the successful reform of West Virginia’s workers’ compensation system.

He 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 in business, with a concentration in management and marketing, from the University of Charleston. He currently serves on the board of directors for West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, University of Charleston and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also a member of the Radford University board of visitors.  

Burton lives in Charleston with his wife Kim. They have been married 39 years and have two sons, Nicholas and Nathan. They also have four grandchildren, Kieran, Elise, Bella and Sean.