James Brannen

Chief Executive Officer & Director at FBL Financial Group, Inc.

James Brannen

James Brannen

Chief Executive Officer & Director at FBL Financial Group, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.
Equitrust Life Insurance Company
Children & Families of Iowa

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690

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

1962

Age

57

Number of Awards

1

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Chief Investment Officer at FBL Financial Group, Inc.

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Secretary & Treasurer at Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

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President at Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

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Executive Vice President & Director at FBL Investment Management Services, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Meredith Corp.

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Vice President, Accounting & Chief Accounting Officer at FBL Financial Group, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota

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Associate at Society of Actuaries

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Chief Marketing Officer at FBL Financial Group, Inc.

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Vice Chairman & Secretary at Kansas Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association

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James Brannen
Chief Executive Officer & Director at FBL Financial Group, Inc.
Education
Undergraduate Degree in Accounting

The University of Iowa is a flagship public research university located in Iowa City, Iowa. The university is organized into eleven colleges. The University of Iowa was founded on February 25, 1847.

Memberships
Member
Current

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides vocational education in accounting. The company provides services to the accounting community, regulatory bodies, and other organizations. It also operates in Jersey City, Washington, and Lewisville. It was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

ADVANCING THE PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS OF OUR MEMBERS

Member
Current

ENHANCE THE ECONOMIC VITALITY OF IOWA

Career History
Chief Executive Officer & Director
1991 - Current

FBL Financial Group, Inc. operates as holding company, which engages in the sale of individual life insurance and annuity products. It operates through the Annuity, and Life Insurance segments. The Annuity segment is consists of fixed rate and indexed annuities and supplementary contracts. The Life Insurance segment is the whole life, term life, and universal life policies which provides benefits upon the death of the insured and may allow the client to build cash value on a tax-deferred basis. The company was founded in1939 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, IA.

Chief Executive Officer
1991 - Current

EquiTrust Investment Management Services employs a value-oriented investment approach and a disciplined risk-management strategy. They seek to reduce volatility and produce consistent results.The EquiTrust Series Fund, Inc. is a multi-portfolio mutual fund. The Fund offers options that to meet a variety of investment objectives. Their portfolios include: the EquiTrust Blue Chip, the EquiTrust Value Growth, the EquiTrust Managed, the EquiTrust Strategic Yield, the EquiTrust High Grade Bond and the EquiTrust Money Market.The Blue Chip Portfolio seeks long-term capital growth and income through investments in approximately 50 large-cap common stocks. The Portfolio remains substantially invested in common stocks at all times.The Value Growth Portfolio seeks long-term capital appreciation through investments in the stocks of companies that offer long-term profitability, growth potential and are currently valued at reasonable prices. They target companies that appear underpriced based on traditional value measures.The Managed Portfolio seeks maximum total returns of income and capital appreciation through investments in common stocks, bonds or cash equivalents in varying percentages.The EquiTrust Strategic Yield Portfolio seeks high current income and capital gains through investments in high yielding, but lower grade bonds than those found in the High Grade Bond Portfolio.High Grade Bond Portfolio: seeks high current income by investing in either corporate bonds in higher rating categories or bonds backed by the U.S. government or its agencies.The EquiTrust Money Market Portfolio seeks current income consistent with liquidity and stability of principal.Though not limited by sector, EquiTrust tends to invest in the stocks of US large-cap companies in the finance, health technology, electronic technology and consumer non-durables sectors. The firm maintains a very low turnover rate.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2015 - Current

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of relationship-based business and agri-business banking services. It also offers a range of deposit and loan products to its retail customers through several channels, including its branch network, online banking system, mobile banking applications, and customer care centers. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.

Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

Great Western Bank operates as a financial services organization that provides a comprehensive and integrated financial products and services. It provides products including certificates of deposit, checking, credit cards, home mortgages, loans, mobile banking, online banking and financial solutions. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.

Member, Board of Directors
1991 - Current

FBL Financial Group, Inc. operates as holding company, which engages in the sale of individual life insurance and annuity products. It operates through the Annuity, and Life Insurance segments. The Annuity segment is consists of fixed rate and indexed annuities and supplementary contracts. The Life Insurance segment is the whole life, term life, and universal life policies which provides benefits upon the death of the insured and may allow the client to build cash value on a tax-deferred basis. The company was founded in1939 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, IA.

Director
Current

Property Casualty Insurers Association of America is a property/casualty trade association, representing around 1,000 member companies. It provides a responsible and effective voice on public policy questions affecting insurance products and services, fosters a competitive insurance marketplace for the benefit of insurers and consumers and provides members with quality products, information and services at a reasonable cost. The company provides public policy positions at four levels: federal government, state legislatures, federal and state courthouses and the public arena. Its member companies include large national insurance companies, mid-size regional writers, insurers doing business in a single state and specialty companies that serve specific niche markets. The company was established in January 2004 by the merger of the Alliance of American Insurers (Alliance) and the National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII). It is headquartered in Des Plaines, IL.

Director
Prior

United Way of Central Iowa provides educational and health services. The firm convenes and unites action in three areas: education, income and health. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Des Moines, IA.

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2012

United Way of Central Iowa provides educational and health services. The firm convenes and unites action in three areas: education, income and health. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Des Moines, IA.

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Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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