October 28, 2019
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – COUNTRY Financial® has named Sheila Melzer as vice president and chief actuary, Life/Health/Annuity, effective immediately. In this role, Melzer will be responsible for product design, development, pricing and profitability management, reinsurance administration, and actuarial aspects of financial reporting.
“Sheila has deep actuarial expertise and a successful track record in life insurance and annuity product development,” said Kelvin Schill, senior vice president of Financial Services at COUNTRY Financial.
Melzer joined COUNTRY in July 2018 as director of Life/Health/Annuity Products. Prior to that, she spent 27 years at State Farm Insurance, where she most recently served as director of Life Actuarial Product Development.
Melzer earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
COUNTRY Financial® is the marketing name for the COUNTRY Financial family of affiliated companies (collectively, COUNTRY), which include COUNTRY Life Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company®, and their respective subsidiaries, located in Bloomington, Illinois.
About COUNTRY Financial
The COUNTRY Financial® group (www.countryfinancial.com) serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States. It offers a wide range of financial products and services from auto, home, business and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities.