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EMC Insurance Group Inc (EMCI.OQ)

EMCI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Crane

71 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Bruce Kelley

63 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Director

Mark Reese

59 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Kevin Hovick

62 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Scott Jean

45 2014 Executive Vice President - Finance & Analytics

Mick Lovell

54 2014 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development

Robert Link

59 2012 Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary

Ian Asplund

36 2016 Senior Vice President - Strategic Analytics of the Company and Employers Mutual

Jason Bogart

55 2013 Senior Vice President of the Company and Senior Vice President of Branch Operations of Employers Mutual

Rodney Hanson

61 2014 Senior Vice President - Information Technology

Elizabeth Nigut

47 2014 Senior Vice President

Larry Phillips

59 2015 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Lisa Simonetta

57 2013 Senior Vice President - Claims

Bradley Fredericks

43 2014 Chief Investment Officer, Vice President

Todd Strother

49 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Melissa Appenzelle

50 2016 Vice President - Chief Actuary of the Company and Employers Mutual

Peter Christie

65 2017 Independent Director

Jonathan Fletcher

43 2010 Independent Director

Robert Howe

74 2007 Independent Director

Gretchen Tegeler

61 2007 Independent Director

Steve Walsh

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Crane

Mr. Stephen A. Crane is Independent Director of EMC Insurance Group Inc., since 2009. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Company and an independent corporate governance consultant who has over 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance business. Mr. Crane was Chief Executive Officer of AlphaStar Insurance Group Limited from 1999 to 2004. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Gryphon Holdings Inc. and G.L. Hodson & Son. Prior to those positions, Mr. Crane was Chief Financial Officer of Corroon & Black Corporation and Orion Capital Corporation. Mr. Crane is a member of the Board of Directors of First Security Benefit Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York. Mr. Crane was a member of the Board of Directors of Hummingbird Ltd. from 2004 to 2006. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee has made Mr. Crane a director nominee due to his senior executive management experience, his extensive insurance industry experience and his specialized knowledge and experience in corporate finance, corporate governance and strategic planning.

Bruce Kelley

Mr. Bruce G. Kelley is President, Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, Director of EMC Insurance Group Inc. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and of Employers Mutual since 1992. Treasurer of Employers Mutual from 1996 until 2000 and the Company from 1996 until February 2001. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and Employers Mutual from 1991 to 1992 and was Executive Vice President of the Company and Employers Mutual from 1989 to 1991. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 1985.

Mark Reese

Mr. Mark E. Reese is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of EMC Insurance Group Inc. And of Employers Mutual since 2004. Vice President of the Company and Employers Mutual from 1996 until 2004 and has been Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Employers Mutual since 1997. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 1984.

Kevin Hovick

Mr. Kevin J. Hovick is no longer Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of EMC Insurance Group Inc. He was Senior Vice President-Business Development of the Company from 2004 until 2011 and Employers Mutual from 2001 until 2011. Vice President-Marketing of Employers Mutual from 1997 to 2001. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 1979.

Scott Jean

Mr. Scott R. Jean has been appointed Executive Vice President - Finance and Strategy of the Company., effective on January 2, 2018 he is no longer Executive Vice President - Finance & Analytics of the Company., effective on January 2, 2018. Mr. Jean joined EMC as an Actuary in 1991. He was promoted to Vice President and Chief Actuary in 2009 and Executive Vice President in 2015. Mr. Jean received a bachelor's in mathematics from Iowa State University. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

Mick Lovell

Mr. Mick A. Lovell has been Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company., executive 01. 2, 2018. He is no longer Executive Vice President - Corporate Development of EMC Insurance Group Inc., and Employers Mutual since 2015. Senior Vice President for Corporate Development of the Company and Employers Mutual in 2014. Vice President of the Company and Vice President-Business Development of Employers Mutual from 2011 to 2014. Assistant Vice President of the Company and Assistant Vice President-Director of Product Management of Employers Mutual from 2003 to 2011. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 2003.

Robert Link

Mr. Robert L. Link is Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary of EMC Insurance Group Inc. He was Vice President of the Company from 2007 to 2012 and Vice President and Corporate Secretary-Administration of Employers Mutual from 2005 to 2012. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 1977.

Ian Asplund

Mr. Ian Christopher Asplund is Senior Vice President - Strategic Analytics of the Company and Employers Mutual of the Company and Employers Mutual effective in 2016. Vice President-Chief Actuary of the Company and Employers Mutual from 2015 to 2016. Assistant Vice President of Employers Mutual from 2012 to 2014. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 2003.

Jason Bogart

Mr. Jason R. Bogart is Senior Vice President of the Company and Senior Vice President of Branch Operations of Employers Mutual of EMC Insurance Group Inc. Vice President of the Company and Vice President of Branch Operations of Employers Mutual from 2010 to 2013. Resident Vice President-Lansing Branch of Employers Mutual from 2003 until 2010. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 1993.

Rodney Hanson

Mr. Rodney D. Hanson is Senior Vice President - Information Technology of the company and Employers Mutual since 2013. Vice President-Information Technology of the Company and Employers Mutual from 2003 to 2013. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 1978.

Elizabeth Nigut

Ms. Elizabeth A. Nigut is Vice President of EMC Insurance Group Inc. She has been Senior Vice President-Human Resources of Employers Mutual since 2014. Vice President of the Company and Vice President-Human Resources of Employers Mutual from 2010 to 2014. She has been employed by Employers Mutual since 2010.

Larry Phillips

Mr. Larry W. Phillips is Senior Vice President - Business Development of the Company and Employers Mutual since 2015. Vice President-Underwriting of Employers Mutual from 2013 to 2015. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 2012. Prior to joining Employers Mutual he was Executive Director of the Iowa Fair Plan from 2011 to 2012, and Vice President of Underwriting of Midwest Family Mutual Insurance Company from 2009 to 2011.

Lisa Simonetta

Ms. Lisa A. Simonetta is Senior Vice President - Claims of EMC Insurance Group Inc., and Employers Mutual since 2013. Vice President Claims-Legal of the Company and Vice President of Employers Mutual from 2002 to 2013. She has been employed by Employers Mutual since 1992.

Bradley Fredericks

Mr. Bradley J. Fredericks is Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of the Company and Employers Mutual since 2014. Assistant Vice President of Employers Mutual from 2013 to 2014. He has been employed by Employers Mutual since 2010.

Todd Strother

Mr. Todd A. Strother is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company and Vice President-General Counsel of Employers Mutual upon his hiring in 2016. Prior to joining Employers Mutual he was an attorney and shareholder with Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. from 1999 to 2016.

Melissa Appenzelle

Ms. Melissa Appenzelle is Vice President - Chief Actuary of the Company and Employers Mutual of the company since 2016. Assistant Vice President of Employers Mutual from 2009 to 2016. She has been employed by Employers Mutual since 1993.

Peter Christie

Mr. Peter S. Christie has been appointed Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Christie is an independent consultant with more than forty years of experience in the insurance industry in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Since becoming an independent consultant in 1999, Mr. Christie has served as an independent director for a number of companies, including Securities and Exchange Commission registrants, and as Senior Advisor to the Bermuda Monetary Authority. From 1968 until 1997, Mr. Christie was with Minet Group, an international insurance broker, where he became Chairman and CEO. Subsequent to St. Paul Companies' acquisition of Minet Group, Mr. Christie also became a member of the executive group of St. Paul Companies. When St. Paul Companies sold Minet Group to Aon Group Inc. in 1997, Mr. Christie became Deputy Chairman at Aon Group Inc.

Jonathan Fletcher

Mr. Jonathan R. Fletcher is Independent Director of EMC Insurance Group Inc., since 2010. He is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of BTC Capital Management, Inc., an affiliate of Bankers Trust Company. He has held this position since 2006, and previously served as a Trust Officer at Bankers Trust in its Wealth Management Division. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Fletcher was the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Republican Party, and before that was its Controller. Mr. Fletcher also serves as a director of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a trucking company, and BTC Financial, a bank holding company. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee has made Mr. Fletcher a director nominee in recognition of his expertise in the field of investments, as well as his experience with governmental relations and politics.

Robert Howe

Mr. Robert Lee Howe is no longer Independent Director of EMC Insurance Group Inc., effective on May 2018. He is an independent consultant. Mr. Howe served in various capacities with the State of Iowa Insurance Division from 1964 to 2002, including Deputy Commissioner and Chief Examiner from 1985 until his retirement in 2002. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (where he serves as lead independent director) and American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company of New York. Mr. Howe is a Certified Financial Examiner and a Certified Insurance Examiner. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee has made Mr. Howe a director nominee due to his extensive experience, specialized knowledge and certification in the areas of insurance regulation and finance and his ability to act as an "audit committee financial expert" as defined by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

Gretchen Tegeler

Ms. Gretchen Hayne Tegeler is Independent Director of EMC Insurance Group Inc., since 2007. She is the Executive Director of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa, a non-profit organization dedicated to informed public policy and taxpayer advocacy. Prior to assuming leadership for that organization in 2011, Ms. Tegeler was an independent business and management consultant from 2009-2010, and American Cancer Society Midwest Division Vice President from 2002-2008. From 1999-2002 Ms. Tegeler was employed by McLeodUSA, a telecommunications firm, as Director of Business Development and Government Relations. She was employed by the State of Iowa from 1983 until 1999, serving as Chief of Staff to Governor Terry E. Branstad and for eight years as Director of the Iowa Department of Management, the State’s budget, planning/policy development and executive management office. In that capacity, Ms. Tegeler was responsible for oversight of GAAP-based financial reporting through the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports. The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee has made Ms. Tegeler a director nominee due to her extensive management experience, financial and operational oversight experience and specialized knowledge and experience in strategic planning and public policy.

Steve Walsh