Scott M. Quist
Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee
Scott M. Quist has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since September 14, 2012. Mr. Quist will also continue to serve as the Company’s President, a position he has held since 2002. He has also served as a director of the Company since 1986. Mr. Quist served as First Vice President of the Company from 1986 to 2002. From 1980 to 1982, Mr. Quist was a tax specialist with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, & Co., in Dallas, Texas. From 1986 to 1991, he was Treasurer and a director of The National Association of Life Companies, a trade association of 642 insurance companies until its merger with the American Council of Life Companies. Mr. Quist has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Forum 500 Section (representing small insurance companies) of the American Council of Life Insurance. He has also served as a regional director of Key Bank of Utah since November 1993. Mr. Quist is currently a director and a past president of the National Alliance of Life Companies, a trade association of over 200 life companies. Mr. Quist holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and received his law degree also from Brigham Young University. Mr. Quist’s significant expertise and deep understanding of the technical, organizational and strategic business aspects of the insurance industry, his management expertise, his ten year tenure as President of the Company and twenty-six year tenure as a director, and his years of business and leadership experience led the Board of Directors to conclude that he should be appointed as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.