Nationwide Agribusiness Leadership
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Meet the Nationwide Agribusiness Board and Leaders

In 1982, Farmland Insurance joined the Nationwide family of companies. Today, Farmland Mutual Insurance Company remains a Nationwide affiliated company and is part of Nationwide Agribusiness.

Like our employees, the leaders of Nationwide Agribusiness are committed to protecting American agriculture.

Nationwide Agribusiness and Farmland Insurance Board


Lewis J. Alphin, Mount Olive, North Carolina

W. Kim Austen, Ankeny, Iowa 

A. I. Bell, Zanesville, Ohio

Gary A. Douglas, Columbus, Ohio

Brent R. Porteus, Coshocton, Ohio

Stephen S. Rasmussen, Columbus, Ohio

Michael J. Toelle, Browns Valley, Minnesota

Sparky R. Weilnau, Milan, Ohio

Terrance Williams, Des Moines, Iowa

Jeffrey W. Zellers, Hartville, Ohio

Officers


Brent R. Porteus, Chairman of the Board

Terrance Williams*, President and Chief Operating Officer

Mark R. Thresher, Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer

Pamela A. Biesecker, Senior Vice President – Head of Taxation

Harry H. Hallowell, Senior Vice President – Chief Investment Officer

Jennifer M. Hanley, Senior Vice President – NI Brand Marketing

Andrew Walker, Senior Vice President – IT CFO & Ch Procure Officer

Wendell P. Crosser*, Vice President and Treasurer

Timothy J. Dwyer, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Robert W. Horner, III, Vice President and Secretary

Eric W. Johnson*, Vice President

Thomas W. Jurgens*, Vice President – Agribusiness Underwriting

John P. Lebens, Vice President – Enterprise Risk Management

Craig A. Betten*, Associate Vice President – Agribusiness Regional Sales

David A. Conner, Associate Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Ashley L. Cook, Associate Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

J. Morgan Elliott, Associate Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Devin J. Fuhrman*, Associate Vice President – Agribusiness Regional Sales

Jerrold M. Hillard*, Associate Vice President – Agribusiness Regional Sales

Debra J. Lemar*, Associate Vice President – Agribusiness Process Management

Parag H. Shah, Associate Vice President and Assistant Secretary

Steven G. Simmons*, Associate Vice President – Agribusiness Risk Management

Mark E. Hartman, Associate Vice President and Assistant Secretary

*Des Moines staff

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