Country Financial has announced Chief Executive Officer Kurt Bock is retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2019.
Bock has served as CEO since 2012 after leaving Horizon Hobby where he had been as its chief operating officer from 2008 to 2012.
Country credited Bock for guiding the company through increased “digital capabilities, customer centricity and employee development,” according to a news release.
“With all the changes underway driving technology and innovation at Country Financial, I am extremely proud that we keep our focus on the customer and on the people who take care of them,” said Bock. “I am very proud to be a part of this industry and all we do to protect customers and secure futures. For me, there has been no better or nobler purpose.”
Bock previously served as chief executive officer of the IAA Credit Union from 2003 to 2005 and was treasurer of Country Financial and the Illinois Agricultural Association from 2005 to 2008. Bock also spent 28 years in the U.S. Air Force where he had attained the rank of colonel.
The company said a search for Bock's successor is underway.
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