This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

James P. Brannen Named Chief Executive Officer Of FBL Financial Group, Inc.

FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: FFG) today announced that its board of directors has named James P. (Jim) Brannen to the position of Chief Executive Officer, after his service as interim Chief Executive Officer for two months. Donald J. (Don) Seibel, who currently serves as Vice President – Finance, has been named Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, positions previously held by Brannen. Both will assume their new roles immediately. The board also declared the third quarter 2012 dividend of $0.10 per share.

Brannen Named Chief Executive Officer. James P. Brannen has been named to the position of Chief Executive Officer after serving as interim Chief Executive Officer since July 1, 2012, following the departure of James E. Hohmann.

Commenting on Brannen’s appointment, Chairman of the Board Craig D. Hill, said, "Speaking on behalf of myself and the Board of Directors, we are very fortunate to have Jim Brannen take the helm as Chief Executive Officer. He is a proven leader who brings extensive experience and a deep commitment to the Farm Bureau niche marketplace and our multiline exclusive agents. The board is confident that we have chosen the right strategic leader as Jim is ideally suited to lead FBL Financial Group.”

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Brannen, age 50, served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer since 2007. He has been with the company for more than 20 years, where he has held various positions in finance and executive management. Prior to joining FBL, Brannen worked in public accounting. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Brannen is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. Brannen is also active in civic and industry organizations, currently serving on the board of directors of United Way of Central Iowa and The Greater Des Moines Partnership and previously serving as president of the board of directors of Children and Families of Iowa.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,976.31 +263.65 1.49%
S&P 500 2,086.24 +25.22 1.22%
NASDAQ 4,947.4410 +56.2220 1.15%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs