|Renee D. Montz|
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Renee D. Montz was named Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American Equity Investment Life Holding Company and American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company in April 2016 and Secretary of those companies in July 2016. She served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel since June 2014. Prior to joining American Equity, Ms. Montz served in various roles at AEGON Asset Management from 2004 to 2014, including as General Counsel for AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, she was a corporate and securities attorney in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown LLP for four years. Ms. Montz completed her undergraduate studies at Iowa State and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, College of Law. She has over 20 years of legal experience, including 13 years of experience in the life insurance industry.