“Ray has been the driving force behind many innovations at FBL Financial Group since joining the organization in 1997. He’s been a significant asset to FBL’s management team, executing major foundational initiatives that impact FBL’s long term vitality and success,” said James P. Brannen, FBL Financial Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “Ray’s appointment to lead Farm Bureau Life’s operations reflects his insurance expertise, as well as analytical and leadership skills, which Ray has clearly demonstrated in his varied roles at FBL.”
Raymond W. (Ray) Wasilewski had previously served as FBL Financial Group’s Chief Administrative Officer since May 2013. This role included responsibility for Information Technology, Human Resources and Agency Services. He also previously served as FBL’s Vice President – Information Technology from August 2011 to May 2013 and on the senior leadership team of FBL Financial Group’s former subsidiary, EquiTrust Life, from June 2003 to August 2011, including as Vice President – Technology from March 2008 to August 2011. Wasilewski holds a bachelor’s degree in vocational education from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in computer information systems from Nova Southeastern University. Before joining FBL Financial Group, he was a consultant, a commercial software designer, a computer science and electronics instructor, and he served in the U.S. Navy for 17 years in the cryptography field. Wasilewski serves on the board of The Technology Association of Iowa.