People: Kansas City Life Insurance Co (KCLI.O)

KCLI.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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29 Jul 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

R. Philip Bixby

61 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Walter Bixby

56 2012 Vice Chairman of the Board, Executive Vice President

Tracy Knapp

52 2002 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Director

A. Craig Mason

49 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Donald Krebs

57 2004 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Mark Milton

56 2009 Senior Vice President, Actuary, Director

David Laird

54 2007 Vice President, Controller

Nancy Hudson

62 1996 Director

William Schalekamp

70 2010 Director

Kevin Barth

54 2008 Independent Director

William Blessing

59 2001 Independent Director

Michael Braude

78 2006 Independent Director

James Carr

48 2011 Independent Director

John Cozad

70 2008 Independent Director

Richard Finn

73 2004 Independent Director

David Kimmel

52 2013 Independent Director

Cecil Miller

81 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

R. Philip Bixby

Mr. R. Philip Bixby is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. He was lected Assistant Secretary in 1979; Assistant Vice President in 1982; Vice President in 1984; Senior Vice President, Operations in 1990; Executive Vice President in 1996; President and CEO in April 1998, Vice Chairman of the Board in January 2000 and Chairman of the Board in 2005. Mr. Bixby has worked his way through the Company in various roles from entry level employee to management. After 37 years as an employee, he has significant industry and company experience to bring to the Board. As Chairman, he also brings a balance of concerns both as a representative of management and a representative of the stockholders.

Walter Bixby

Mr. Walter E. Bixby is Vice Chairman of the Board, Executive Vice President of Kansas City Life Insurance Company. Mr. Bixby is Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board. He was elected Assistant Vice President of the Company in 1985; Vice President, Marketing in 1990; Vice President, Marketing Operations in 1992 and President of Old American Insurance Company, a subsidiary, in 1996. Mr. Bixby has worked in various roles at the Company during his 32 years with the Company. He brings significant industry and company experience to the Board, and brings a balance of judgment both as an employee of the Company and as a significant stockholder.

Tracy Knapp

Mr. Tracy W. Knapp is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Knapp is Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He joined the Company in 1998 and was responsible for developing a banking subsidiary. Mr. Knapp was elected President and CEO of Generations Bank when it was chartered in July 2000. From 1991 to 1998, he held several positions with U.S. Credit Union including Vice President, Finance and Controller. Mr. Knapp brings a blended financial services background to the Board, bringing both insurance industry and other financial industries experience as a resource for the Board.

A. Craig Mason

Mr. A. Craig Mason is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Mason is responsible for all legal matters involving the Company. Mr. Mason has been with the Company since 2006 and has extensive experience in the insurance industry. Serves as Secretary and Director of Sunset Financial Services, Inc., a subsidiary.

Donald Krebs

Mr. Donald E. Krebs is Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. He Served as Vice President, Agency Marketing 2001 until 2004, and Regional Vice President 1996 until 2001. Responsible for Individual sales and marketing efforts for Kansas City Life. Director and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for our subsidiary Sunset Life Insurance Company of America; Director of our subsidiary Sunset Financial Services, Inc.

Mark Milton

Mr. Mark A. Milton is Senior Vice President, Actuary, Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Milton is Senior Vice President and Actuary of the Company. He was elected Assistant Actuary in 1984; Assistant Vice President, Associate Actuary in 1987; Vice President, Associate Actuary in 1989; Vice President and Actuary in 2000 and to his present position in 2001. Mr. Milton brings significant actuarial expertise to the Board, providing a knowledge base for corporate products and expertise in analyzing industry trends.

David Laird

Mr. David A. Laird is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Laird serves as Chief Accounting Officer responsible for all corporate accounting and financial reports. Mr. Laird has been with the Company in various positions since 1982, most recently as Assistant Vice President and Assistant Controller.

Nancy Hudson

Ms. Nancy Bixby Hudson is Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Ms. Hudson brings a unique perspective and broader balance to the Board. Her experience allows for a strong stockholder voice that respects the history and tradition of the Company.

William Schalekamp

Mr. William A. Schalekamp is Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Schalekamp retired from his position as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company on October 31, 2010. He was elected Assistant Counsel in 1973; Associate Counsel in 1975; Assistant General Counsel in 1980; Associate General Counsel in 1984; Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer/Associate General Counsel in January 2002, and to his last position in April 2002. Mr. Schalekamp brings both institutional knowledge and strong legal skills to the Board. In his 42 years of service with the Company, he has developed an expertise in employment, real estate, investment, regulatory and litigation matters.

Kevin Barth

Mr. Kevin G. Barth is Independent Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Barth has served as President, COO and Senior Lender for Commerce Bank, Kansas City, since April 2000. He is a member of the Executive Committee and is Executive Vice President of Commerce Bancshares, NA. Mr. Barth brings important financial experience to the Board and strong experience in the financial services industry. His broad experience in investments and lending provide him critical skills used to assist the Board to evaluate our investment strategy and its current portfolio.

William Blessing

Mr. William R. Blessing is Independent Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Blessing retired as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development, Embarq, a position he held since the company became independent in 2006. He had held similar duties with Sprint and related entities in various capacities since 1981. Mr. Blessing’s experience in management, strategy, development, and economic forecasting brings valuable management and financial analysis skills to the Board. His experience with mergers and acquisitions also brings analytical abilities for looking at the overall position of the Company and in identifying strengths and areas for improvement. Mr. Blessing is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. He has demonstrated his commitment to boardroom excellence by completing NACD’s comprehensive program of study for corporate directors. He supplements his skill sets through ongoing engagement with the director community and access to leading practices.

Michael Braude

Mr. Michael Braude is Independent Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Company. From 1984 to 2000, he was President and CEO of the Kansas City Board of Trade. He is a past chairman of the National Grain Trade Council. He is a former Trustee of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement Fund, and a Trustee of Midwest Research Institute. He is a former weekly, and now contributing columnist for the Kansas City Business Journal. Mr. Braude was employed by the Company in the early 1960’s as a sales trainee. Mr. Braude brings a broad range of experiences and expertise to the Board. His experiences with the Board of Trade, his expertise with other industries, and his journalistic endeavor all provide a unique perspective to the issues addressed by the Board.

James Carr

Mr. James T. Carr is Independent Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Carr is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and has served in that position since September 2006. Mr. Carr joined the NAIA in 1998 as managing director and general counsel and became chief operating officer and general counsel in 2000. Mr. Carr brings important management and character-building experience to the Board coupled with strong revenue building experience.

John Cozad

Mr. John C. Cozad is Independent Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Cozad is President of Cozad Company, LLC, a government relations company in Platte City, Missouri. He was previously a partner at Stinson Morrison Hecker, a Kansas City law firm. He appears as an on-air commentator on Kansas City Public Television, has previously served on the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission as Chairman and as a curator on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Mr. Cozad brings an expertise in government relations to the Board, an important element in the highly regulated industry in which the Company operates. His expertise in regulatory issues is complemented by his experiences in both legal and public service arenas.

Richard Finn

Mr. Richard L. Finn is Independent Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Finn was elected Vice President of the Company in 1976, Financial Vice President in 1983, and Senior Vice President, Finance in 1984, a position he held until he retired in January 2002. He previously served as a Director of the Company from 1983 to 2002. Mr. Finn brings a wealth of accounting and insurance industry experience to the Board. He also brings significant institutional knowledge regarding the Company.

David Kimmel

David S. Kimmel is a Independent Director of the company. Mr. Kimmel is CEO and Board Member of CyberRiskPartners, LLC, a privately held cyber risk analytics and risk management company. Prior to CyberRiskPartners, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Summit Capital LLC, providing strategic, financial and capital raising advisory services for senior management and boards of directors. Mr. Kimmel previously worked in investment banking for the insurance industry with Deutsche Bank Securities and J.P. Morgan Securities, where he held various senior positions, including Managing Director and Insurance Investment Banking Group Head at both firms. Mr. Kimmel’s experience in the industry, specifically in financial and analytical evaluation of life insurance companies, brings a valuable perspective to the Board. He adds a specific expertise to the Board in areas of capital management, corporate analysis, strategic planning and development.

Cecil Miller

Mr. Cecil R. Miller is Independent Director of Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Mr. Miller is a retired former partner of KPMG LLP (formerly Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.) He joined KPMG LLP in 1957 and became an audit partner in 1967 specializing in insurance and agribusiness. He retired in 1990. Mr. Miller brings significant financial and auditing expertise to the Board, which are utilized by the Board generally and through his position as Chair of the Audit Committee and as its Financial Expert.

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