|David J. Noble|
Founder & Chairman of the Board
American Equity Investment Life Holding Company
Longboat Key, FL
David J. Noble is the founder and chairman of the board of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE:AEL), a full service underwriter of a broad line of fixed annuity and life insurance products through our wholly-owned life insurance subsidiaries, with a primary emphasis on the sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuities. He served as chairman, chief executive officer, president and treasurer of the Company since its formation in 1995 until January 1, 2009.
Mr. Noble was chief executive officer of The Statesman Group from 1982 through 1994 and was a director of Statesman (from 1975) and its president (from 1979) until he left to form our Company at the end of 1995. He has been active in the insurance industry for over 50 years.
His career achievements have earned Mr. Noble recognition as the 1999 Financial Services Entrepreneur of the Year for the Iowa-Nebraska region and a 2004 inductee in the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame.