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Biography PhotoBrenda J. Cushing
Retired Executive, Athene Holding
West Des Moines, IA

Brenda J. Cushing was elected to the board of directors in March, 2017. Ms. Cushing retired in August, 2015 from Athene Holding where she served as executive finance president and chief financial officer. Ms. Cushing began her Athene career in 1993 as general accounting manager at AmerUs Life Insurance Company, and joined AmerUs Bank in 1994 as finance vice president, and later, as the bank's CFO until its sale in 1998.

Ms. Cushing has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Iowa State University and serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the ISU College of Business.

She also serves on the boards of the United Way of Central Iowa, Mercy Medical Center and is a community board member for Bankers Trust (Des Moines) and is a member of the Iowa Society of CPAs.

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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