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Officers and Directors

Jack H. Brier - Chairman, Director
Career Highlights:
  • President of Brier Development Co. Inc.
  • Former Kansas Secretary of State from 1978-1987
  • Former President of the Kansas Development Finance Authority
  • Former Board of Directors of AmVestors Investment Group, Inc.
  • AmVestors went from $7 - $69 per share
Jim Poolman - Vice Chairman, Director
Jim PoolmanCareer Highlights:
  • Elected North Dakota Insurance Commissioner in 2000 and 2004
  • Served four terms in the North Dakota House of Represenitives
  • Former Vice President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • University of North Dakota alumni
Jeff Brown - President, Director
JeffBrown.jpgCareer Highlights:
  • Former Group Life Actuary of Fortis Benefits Insurance Company, 1995-2001
  • Former Senior Vice President and Actuary of Amerus Annuity Group, 2001-2008
  • Vice President of Finance and Business Intelligence of Aviva USA, 2008-2011
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and member of the American Academy of Actuaries
  • Former Board Member, Cair Paravel Latin School
  • Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics (Actuarial Science Specialization) from Washburn University
Jim Laducer - Director Emeritus
JIMLADUCER.jpgCareer Highlights:
  • CEO of Laducer and Associates
  • Founder of Turtle Mountain State Bank
  • Founder of first privately owned Native American bank to operate on a federally recognized Indian reservation
Rowdy Meyer - Director
Rowdy.jpgCareer Highlights:
  • Managing Director of Corporate Development at US Alliance Corporation since inception
  • Raised over $24 million in capital and over 21 million in life insurance premiums
  • Former State Director for Trinity Life Insurance Company and First Life America
  • United States Army Veteran
Kurt Scott - Director
KurtScott.jpgCareer Highlights:
  • CEO of Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company
  • $179 million in assets, 55% market share
  • Former Chief Examiner with the Kansas Department of Insurance
  • Extensive insurance regulatory experience, financial experience and insurance experience
James Concannon - Director
JamesConcannon.jpgCareer Highlights:
  • Licensed to practice in the State Courts of Kansas and all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Serves on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
  • Currently serves as an Independent Trustee of the Ivy Funds, the Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios and the Ivy InvestEd 529 Funds
  • Former Dean of Washburn School of Law
Katherine Pendergast - Corporate Secretary
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