Insurer COUNTRY Financial, headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, has named Jim Jacobs as its next chief executive officer (CEO), effective early next year. He succeeds Kurt Bock, who is retiring Jan. 31, 2019, after serving as CEO for seven years.
Jacobs has served as general counsel, secretary and chief legal officer for COUNTRY Financial, Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) and other affiliated companies since 2008. From 2005-2008, he served as an attorney and assistant corporate secretary in IFB’s Office of General Counsel.
Prior to joining IFB, Jacobs was a litigation attorney for fourteen years in Louisiana and a partner in the New Orleans law firm of Murphy, Rogers, Sloss and Gambel.
Jacobs will serve as chief executive officer for each of the operating companies comprising COUNTRY Financial under general direction of the president and board of directors of the companies.
Jacobs, a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, serves his community as a board member for Special Olympics of Illinois. He also has served as a tutor for STAR Literacy and as a past member of the board of directors for Heartland Head Start.
Source: COUNTRY Financial
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