Our Leadership Team

The leadership team at COUNTRY Financial® fosters a client-driven workplace dedicated to maintaining a financially strong organization. Read more about our leaders and the experiences they bring to our organization.

Jim Jacobs, CEO

Jim Jacobs is the Chief Executive Officer of COUNTRY Financial®.  Jacobs has served as General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Legal Officer for COUNTRY Financial, Illinois Farm Bureau® (IFB), and other affiliated companies since February 2008.

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Executive leadership

  • Headshot of Rob McDade

    Rob McDade

    Rob McDade has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for COUNTRY Financial since January 2023.

  • Headshot of Andrea Thorpe

    Andrea Thorpe

    Andrea Thorpe has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer for COUNTRY Financial since September 2019.

  • Headshot of Steve Denault

    Steve Denault

    Steve Denault has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2019.

  • Headshot of Rachael Sklamberg

    Rachael Sklamberg

    Rachael Sklamberg has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources officer since June 2019.

  • Headshot of Jennifer Vance

    Jennifer L. Vance

    Jennifer Vance has served as Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for COUNTRY Financial and Illinois Farm Bureau since June 2019.

  • Headshot of Tim Harris

    Tim Harris

    Tim Harris has served as Executive Vice President of Agency for COUNTRY Financial since June 2019.

  • Adam Garey, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    Adam Garey

    Adam Garey has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for COUNTRY Financial since January 2023.

  • Headshot of Kelvin Schill

    Kelvin Schill

    Kelvin Schill has served as Senior Vice President of Property/Casualty since January 2023.

  • Headshot of Chad Allen

    Chad Allen

    Chad Allen has served as Senior Vice President, Financial Services for COUNTRY Financial since January 2023.

  • Joel Myers, Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller

    Joel Myers

    Joel Myers has served as Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller for COUNTRY Financial since January 2023.

  • Carl Bridges, Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

    Carl Bridges

    Carl Bridges has served as Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer for COUNTRY Financial since January 2023.

  • Headshot of Andy Bender

    Andy Bender

    Andy Bender has served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for COUNTRY Financial and Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) since June 2019.

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.