James Hohmann served as interim CEO for eight months

FBL Financial Group has appointed James Hohmann to the position of CEO, after his service as interim chief executive officer for eight months.

Craig Lang, chairman of FBL Financial, said that Hohmann’s performance during his tenure as interim CEO, his extensive background in the insurance and financial services industry and his leadership skills were key factors in the board’s decision.

Mr Hohmann has over 30 years of experience in financial services. Prior to FBL Financial Group, Hohmann was president and CEO of Allstate Financial.

Mr Lang said: “Jim has provided insightful leadership during an important transition period. During his tenure as interim CEO, he has strengthened FBL’s financial position and set forth a strategic direction to diversify our risk profile and grow the company.”

Mr Hohmann, said: “I’ve found FBL Financial Group to be a company that superbly serves its niche market, and has tremendous opportunity ahead. I’m very proud of what FBL’s management team, employees and agents have accomplished in these last eight months. Our collective efforts have increased shareholder value, strengthened our foundation and positioned us for success going forward.”