Fred Schiek’s contributions to the insurance industry and community extend well beyond his 50 years at Employers Mutual Companies. Even though Fred devoted his career to one company, he has had an impact on many individuals outside of EMC. With his professionalism and leadership qualities, Fred has been a role model and mentor to many in the Midwest insurance industry.
Fred describes the insurance industry as both challenging and interesting, which explains his commitment to insurance education. He has been active in the local Iowa and Omaha CPCU chapters. In addition, he has held many other leadership positions with national insurance organizations, such as the Alliance of American Insurers, the Conference of Casualty Insurance Companies, the National Council of Compensation Insurance and the Insurance Services Office.
Fred’s education includes graduating from Clarion, Iowa, High School and a B.S. from Drake University in 1959. Fred’s support of Drake University’s new insurance “concentration” program is another example of his dedication to the insurance industry and the community. Fred has been a big supporter of Drake University throughout his career.
Fred’s commitment to the community is also shown in his years of service to his church and to the Girl Scouts, where he has served as a director, treasurer and chairman of the finance committee of Moingona Girl Scout Council.
His experiences and positions within the Employers Mutual organization are huge. Starting as an underwriting trainee in 1959, he worked his way to several vice-presidencies, executive vice president and COO and chairman of the board of EMC and a director and vice chairman of EMC National Life Company.
Fred is a professional with high ethical standards, a genuine and modest person, and an individual who is respectful and willing help others.