Darlene Price Wells has been named executive vice president and general manager of the Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance and CEO of Countryway Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance.Wells has more than 25 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry. After starting her insurance career at Aetna Life and Casualty, she spent six years at the Virginia Bureau of Insurance as a market conduct examiner.
She joined Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance in 1995 in the company’s underwriting department and was named department director in 1998. She was promoted to senior vice president of operations in 2009.
She also is vice chairman of Drive Smart Virginia and serves on the board for Build Smart Virginia. She holds the CPCU and CIC designations.
Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance is a top writer of property/casualty insurance and the largest writer of farm insurance products in Virginia.
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation — the parent group of Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance — is Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group, with 135,000 members in 88 county Farm Bureaus. Farm Bureau is a non-governmental, nonpartisan, voluntary organization committed to protecting Virginia’s farms and ensuring a safe, fresh and locally grown food supply.
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