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EMC National Life Company Announces Leadership Changes

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 19, 2018)— Effective Feb. 9, 2018, Mick Lovell was named Chief Executive Officer of EMC National Life Company (EMCNL). At the same time, Eric Faust was named President and Chief Operating Officer of EMCNL and will report directly to Mick Lovell. Bruce G. Kelley will remain Chairman of the EMCNL Board of Directors. 

“Eric’s promotion to President of EMCNL is well deserved as he has led his team to many profitable years,” said Bruce G. Kelley, EMC President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident expanding Mick’s leadership to include EMCNL brings together two strong, experienced leaders to oversee the continued success of EMCNL,” he concluded. 

Under Faust’s leadership as Chief Operating Officer since 2009, EMCNL has seen capital and surplus growth of 92 percent and achieved year-over-year profitability. The continued synergies and shared leadership between EMC and EMCNL allows both companies to drive momentum and realize successful results. 

Mick Lovell, CPCU 
EMCNL Chief Executive Officer as of Feb. 9, 2018
EMC Executive Vice President of Operations as of Jan. 2, 2018

Lovell has been a part of the EMC team for more than 14 years and before that he had more than 13 years of commercial underwriting and marketing management experience. He began at EMC as the first Director of Product Management and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Development in 2011. In 2015 he was promoted to Executive Vice President for Corporate Development. Lovell received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in management information systems from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and he has the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. 

Eric Faust, CIOP
EMCNL President and Chief Operating Officer as of Feb. 9, 2018

Faust has been with EMC National Life Company since 1995. He has held various positions within the company, including Assistant Vice President and Vice President, Insurance Services; Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations; and Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. As President and COO, Faust is responsible for the operations and corporate strategic and operating planning of EMCNL. Faust is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in management and has the Chartered Insurance Operations Professional (CIOP) designation. About EMC National Life Company EMC National Life Company (EMCNL), an affiliate of EMC Insurance Companies, is a life insurance company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Partnering with more than 9,600 independent property/casualty and life agents, EMCNL offers quality life insurance products for the individual and workplace markets. Learn more at

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