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Biography PhotoBruce D. Cheek
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Bruce D. Cheek is executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company. He was named chief operating officer on January 1, 2013.

Mr. Cheek joined American Equity in October 2003 as vice president & director of information technology.  He was promoted to senior vice president overseeing information technology, quality assurance, general services and annuity policy service in March 2007.  Prior to joining the company, Mr. Cheek was self- employed as an IT and management consultant, was an information manager for an agricultural equipment finance company, and a vice president at the Statesman Group where he served for over 12 years in a multitude of capacities including manager of agent licensing, manager of model office, investment administration, and various technology positions. He has more than 25 years in the insurance industry.

Mr. Cheek is a graduate of American Institute of Business where he holds a degree in Computer Programming & Accounting. 

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
Email: info@american-equity.com

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