Board of Directors

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Mary Jo Robison, PFMM, FMDC

Chair -309-364-2345

Mary Jo is the Secretary-Treasurer of LaPrairie Mutual in Henry, IL where she has worked for more than 17 years. Mary Jo earned an achievement in the Grinnell Mutual Presidents Club and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Professional Farm Mutual Manager  (PFMM) and Merit Society. Additional honors from our National Association include the Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) earned in 2015.  She also serves on the Leadership Development Planning Committee. LaPrairie Mutual was the 2010 IAMIC Company Achievement Award winner.

Mary Jo is a native of Henry, IL where she lives with her husband, Dave. They have a daughter, Kelli and a beautiful new granddaughter, Noelle Mary.

 


 John Cratty, FMDC


Chair-Elect -309-368-8087

John is a director at Svea Mutual Insurance Company in Orion, IL. a position he has held since 2001.  John served 31 years with the Galesburg Fire Department, 15 years as the Fire Chief.  He served in local government public safety and administration for a total of 35 years ending his local government career as a City Administrator in Monmouth, IL.  John served on the Illinois Fire Chief’s Board and Legislative Committee and was a Branch Chief for the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System focusing on interstate mutual aid. 

John has served on IAMIC’s Board, Education Committee and Government Relations Committee and has actively participated in the Congressional Contacts Program in Washington DC for over a decade.   

John earned his Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) in 2012 and earned the Merit Society award in 2014. 

John is a native of Galesburg, IL and lives there with his wife Darla.  They have two sons, John Perry (JP) and Kyle married to Kelly.


 Dan Young, PFMM

Vice Chair 217-832-2211

Dan is the Manager/Secretary/Treasurer of Central Illinois Mutual Insurance Company in Villa Grove, IL where he has served customers for more than five years. He has been in the insurance industry since 1978, working in technical and management positions, including claims, education, underwriting, and marketing. Dan has worked in both personal and commercial lines. He served on our Education Committee for several years and joined our Board of Directors in 2014.  Dan chairs our Mutual Assistance Manual Committee.  Dan received the LAUTUM Award in 2019.

A native of Akron, OH, Dan has lived in Illinois since 1966 and has a B.A. in Psychology from Millikin University. He and his wife, Barbara, have three married children and four grandchildren.

 

 


 Kathleen Bray. CPA, PFMM

Secretary/Treasurer 618-349-6335

Kathy is a CPA and worked for seven years at the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. achieving the role of manager.  She joined Wilberton Mutual in 1994 as Asst. Secretary/Treasurer and assumed the Secretary/Treasurer position in 1996.

She has served on the IAMIC Public Relations Committee, Convention Committee and was an IAMIC director from  2012 thru 2014.   Kathy is a member of the Illinois Merit Society and received the NAMIC Merit Award in 2015. 

She is a native of St. Peter, IL and graduated from the University of Illinois. She and her husband, Dennis, have two children – Kyle, 22 and Rachel 19


Northern Region

Jeremy Weaks

Director - 815-537-2251

Jeremy worked for two years as an agent in Dubuque, Iowa before moving back to his hometown. He began his career with Prophetstown Farmers Mutual in 2012 as an Adjuster and was promoted to Manager in 2016.

Jeremy is a member of the Education Committee for IAMIC since 2015 and joined the IAMIC Board of Directors in 2016.

He is a Fulton, IL native, and graduated from Fulton High School and the University of Dubuque with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Jeremy and his wife, Darcy, live in Fulton with their 3-year-old son, Barrett.

 

 


Kathy Rice, PFMM

Director - 630-232-0762

Kathy has worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years. She began her career with a multi-line insurance agency where she received her P&C license.  Serving on the IAMIC Convention and Education Committees has been one of her many focuses. 

She has been with Kane County Mutual for 10 years and presently serves as their Secretary-Treasurer/Manager.

Kathy and her husband, Mike, make their home in Sycamore and have raised two great children, Trevor and Marissa. 

 

 


Director at Large

Ben Leezer

Director - 309-286-2221

Ben is the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of Elmira Mutual in Toulon Il. He grew up in a Farm Mutual family and still farms with his brother, raising cattle, hogs, and chickens. Ben joined the family insurance agency in 2011 after graduating from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a degree in Finance and Business Economics. In 2013 he became a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois. In his spare time, Ben enjoys fishing, boating, hunting, and BBQing.

 

 

 


 Diane Molter

Director - 815-432-5487

Diane has worked in the insurance and farm industries for many years.  Her experience is an asset to the Watseka Mutual where she has been the Manager for 2 years.   

She is presently working towards her PFMM and has served on the convention committee in 2018.  Diane is also very active in her community where she serves as the treasurer for the Sheldon Fire Protection District.

Diane and her husband, Stan, are natives of Sheldon and have raised their 3 children there.  They are grandparents to grandson, Colton, who keeps them on their toes.

 


Southern Region

Tony Koehler, PFMM

Director - 217-593-7705

Growing up in the family farm equipment business, Tony gained intimate knowledge of being a small business owner. His grandfather started as a JI Case dealer and also sold Willies Jeeps and Cushman scooters in 1940 in “downtown” Sutter, IL. He went to work full-time right out of college for his father and grandfather, and then moved to a just-purchased location nearby when he married.

Tony expanded his self-employed status by opening an insurance business in 1994, and in September 2011 he began as manager at Camp Point Mutual Insurance, where he enjoys using his knowledge of farm equipment to help his customers and colleagues. He earned his PFMM in 2013 and is working toward an FMDC. He has served IAMIC as PR committee chair and on the convention committee.

 He and his wife, Beth, live in Camp Point and have two grown daughters, Kerbee and Kyra. He is a graduate of Warsaw High School, Warsaw, IL and Truman State University, with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in data processing.


 Andy Gerlach,  PFMM

Director 618-965-3477

Andy attended Southern Illinois University and studied Core Concepts of Engineering. He has worked at Randolph Mutual for eight years and is presently the Manager of the Mutual.  He received the NAMIC Merit Award in 2014, the 2015 IAMIC Company Achievement Award and serves on the Convention, PR and Government Relations Committees.  

Andy is extremely active in his community and has served as an on-call fireman since 1999 and has served on the Steeleville town board since 2001.  He has also been a softball and basketball coach at the local grade school and high school as well as being a football referee

Andy and his wife, Ali are natives of Steelevillie which is where are raising their two children, Chloe and Drew.