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NEW LEADERSHIP

COUNTRY Financial Names New Leader of Commercial/Agribusiness Underwriting

Dec. 5, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –  Andrea Thorpe, of Bloomington, has been named vice president of Commercial/Agribusiness Underwriting at COUNTRY Financial®.  She replaces Sheri Bane who will retire in January 2018.

In her new role, Thorpe will lead the Agribusiness Underwriting, Commercial Underwriting Operations and Field Underwriting divisions at COUNTRY Financial.

She began her career with COUNTRY Financial in 2001 and has served in various roles, including vice president of Customer Service, director of Customer Service, manager of Marketing Projects, manager of Precision Marketing, and manager of Customer Relationship Management.

Thorpe earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Illinois State University. She graduated from a COUNTRY Financial leadership development program and earned her Six Sigma Black Belt certification in 2011. She completed the Leadership Illinois program in 2013.