Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Jennifer L. Vance has served as the executive vice president, secretary and general counsel for COUNTRY Financial, Illinois Farm Bureau and other affiliated companies since June 2019. In this role, she oversees the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), advises the board of directors and executive management, and oversees all related legal matters for the organization.
Vance joined the OGC as an attorney in 2005. She has since served as a general attorney and assistant general counsel, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary, and general counsel, secretary and chief legal officer.
Prior in her career, Vance worked as an associate litigation attorney for Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago from 2001-2005.
She earned a juris doctor and bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is a member of the state bar of Illinois.