People: American Equity Investment Life Holding Co (AEL.N)
Ms. Wendy C. Waugaman is Director of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. She has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company since January 1, 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Waugaman served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of the Company since June 1999. Before joining the Company, she served as outside corporate counsel for the Company from its inception in 1995. Ms. Waugaman was previously a partner in the firm of Whitfield & Eddy, P.L.C., Des Moines, Iowa, where she practiced law from 1985 until June 1999. She was a corporate attorney for Statesman for 15 years. Ms. Waugaman served as a director of West Bancorporation, Inc. from March 2007 through March 2009. Ms. Waugaman is a certified public accountant. Ms. Waugaman's role as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company and former role as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of the Company. She is on a medical leave of absence, and will remain on the Board of Directors and to participate in certain management and strategic discussions as her health permits.
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