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  • October 16, 2017
  • PCI Elects New Officers to the Board of Governors
  • CHICAGO — The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) elected new officers to its Board of Governors today during the association’s annual meeting. Kurt Bock, CEO, COUNTRY Financial was elected as PCI’s chair; Pete McPartland, chairman of the board, president and CEO, Sentry Insurance was elected first vice chair; and Jim Brannen, CEO, FBL Financial Group was elected second vice chair.

    “We are thrilled that Kurt will be taking the wheel of PCI,” said David A. Sampson, president and CEO of PCI. “Kurt is an experienced leader. Over the last several years, he has guided PCI and our members on a number of our priorities, including federal tax reform, financial regulation reform, and auto safety.”

    “As an industry and nation, we are in an era of unprecedented change and disruption from technological, economic, demographic, and geopolitical sources,” said Sampson. “Our new officers bring a high level of expertise that will help PCI and our members shape the future of the home, auto, and business insurance marketplace.”

    PCI’s New Board Officers:

    Kurt Bock — Chair
    COUNTRY Financial

    Kurt Bock is CEO of COUNTRY Financial. He joined the Illinois Agriculture Association (IAA) family of companies in 2003 as chief executive officer of the IAA Credit Union. Bock was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance in 2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree of science from the United States Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University, and a doctoral degree of philosophy in business administration from Saint Louis University.

    Pete McPartland — PCI’s First Chair

    Chairman of the Board, President and CEO

    Sentry Insurance

    Pete McPartland is Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Sentry Insurance. He Joined Sentry in 2010. Prior to joining Sentry, McPartland served in a variety of executive positions with Fireman’s Fund, General Casualty, and Golden Eagle Insurance. He currently serves on the board of the Workers Compensation Research Institute. McPartland is a graduate of the University of Florida.


    Jim Brannen – PCI’s Second Chair


    FBL Financial Group


    Jim Brannen is CEO of FBL Financial Group. He Joined FBL in 1991 and has held various positions in finance and executive management. Prior to joining FBL, Brannen worked in public accounting. He currently serves on the board of directors and various committees of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Great Western Bank and as a member of the Iowa Business Council and the Greater Des Moines Committee. Brannen is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

  • PCI promotes and protects the viability of a competitive private insurance market for the benefit of consumers and insurers. PCI is composed of nearly 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write $216 billion in annual premium, 36 percent of the nation's property casualty insurance. Member companies write 43 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 29 percent of the homeowners market, 34 percent of the commercial property and liability market and 36 percent of the private workers compensation market.
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