Committed to Clients First

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.

Executive leadership

  • Jim Jacobs

    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.

  • Miles Kilcoin

    Miles Kilcoin is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for COUNTRY Financial.

  • Andrea Thorpe

    Andrea Thorpe is the Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer for COUNTRY Financial since September 2019.

  • Steve Denault

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

  • Rachael Sklamberg

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

  • Jennifer L. Vance

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

  • Tim Harris

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

  • Brad Hildestad

    Brad Hildestad has served as senior vice president of Technology and Chief Information Officer since June 2019.

  • Rob McDade

    Rob McDade is our Senior Vice President of Property/Casualty for COUNTRY Financial. He served as Vice President of Agency Operations since Feb. 2016.

  • Kelvin Schill

    Kelvin Schill has served as Senior Vice President, Financial Services since October 2014.

  • Chad Allen

    Chad Allen has served as Senior Vice president and Chief Risk Officer for COUNTRY Financial since June 2019.

  • 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.