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Biography PhotoRobert  L. Howe
Retired Deputy Commissioner and Chief Examiner, State of Iowa
Des Moines, IA

Robert L. Howe has been a director of the Company since 2005. He served in the State of Iowa Insurance Division from 1964 to 2002 in various capacities. He was named Deputy Commissioner and Chief Examiner in 1985 and served in this position until his retirement in 2002. During this time, Mr. Howe was responsible for the financial oversight of 220 domestic insurance companies. Since his retirement, he has been an independent consultant. Since 2007, Mr. Howe has served on the board of EMC Insurance Group and serves on the Audit, Inter-Company, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees.

Howe is a graduate of Drake University with a B.S. degree in Actuarial Science and did graduate work in human relations at St. John’s University. Howe is a Certified Financial Examiner, Certified Insurance Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager and Accredited Insurance Receiver.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 71216
Des Moines, IA 50325

Office Address
6000 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Main Office Number: (515) 221-0002
Toll Free Number: (888) 221-1234
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