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EMC National Life Company Announces Promotions and Officer Appointments

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 25, 2021)—EMC National Life Company (EMCNL) has announced several officer elections and elevations:

Scott Jean, FCAS, MAAA, president and chief executive officer of EMC Insurance Companies (EMC), will assume the additional role of chairman and chief executive officer of EMCNL, providing leadership to the life insurance company and life affiliate of EMC. Jean joined EMC as an actuary in 1991 and served in multiple roles focused on finance and strategy before being named president and chief executive officer in 2020. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Chris Frazier, CPA, ALMI, ACS, was elected president and chief operating officer where he will develop and lead the implementation of business strategies and policies for EMCNL’s growth. He will also continue his role as vice chairman of the EMCNL Board of Directors. Frazier joined EMC in 1997, and moved to EMCNL six years ago, most recently serving as chief operating officer, chief financial officer and treasurer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

Mark DeVries, FSA, MAAA, CERA, was elected vice president, chief financial officer, overseeing the financial and actuarial management of the company. He formerly held the role of assistant vice president, supervising actuary and has been with EMCNL for four years. DeVries holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.

Michelle Struck, ALMI, ACS, was elected assistant vice president, corporate secretary and operations manager, responsible for maintaining corporate records and documents, general office management and serving as a human resources liaison. Struck has been with EMCNL for 20 years, most recently serving as operations manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and art from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Maggie White, J.D., was named assistant corporate counsel at EMCNL, a position she will serve in alongside her role of associate general counsel with EMC. White provides legal services to the human resources department of EMC and will now also provide legal support to the general counsel of EMCNL. White joined EMC as a staff attorney in 2016. She received a bachelor’s degree in law, politics and society, and a Juris Doctor degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

About EMC Insurance Companies

EMC Insurance Companies is among the top 60 property/casualty insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium, with more than 2,400 employees. Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, the company provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit

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