Dave Wingert, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Acting President and CEO

Dave Wingert came to Grinnell Mutual in 2011. His team is responsible for Enterprise Solutions (including information technology, project management, and marketing and use experience); talent development; accounting, financial reporting, and investment activity; facilities; and enterprise risk management.

Prior to joining Grinnell Mutual, Wingert held various positions with Aviva USA from 2001 to 2011 most recently as senior vice president and controller. From 1985 to 2011 he rose from staff accountant to senior manager with KPMG LLP, an international accounting firm, specializing in serving insurance clients.

Wingert has served as chairman of the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa, co-chair of Jolly Holiday Lights (Make-A-Wish’s largest fundraiser in Iowa), and as a board member of Mercy Hospital Foundation in Des Moines and Hospice of Central Iowa. He is also trustee and finance chair for St. Joseph parish in Des Moines. He is a graduate of the 1997–1998 Leadership Iowa program.

Born in Oelwein, Iowa, Wingert received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iowa State University and is a certified public accountant. He is also a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and a fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).