Grinnell Mutual executive returns as president after West Nile virus

President Jeff Menary smilingGrinnell Mutual announced the return of Jeff Menary to the company and his formal appointment as president and CEO by the Grinnell Mutual board. In March 2017, Menary had been named as successor to Larry Jansen, who retired in December. However, Menary was diagnosed with West Nile virus last September and spent nearly seven months in rehabilitation. In the interim, Dave Wingert, executive vice president and chief operating officer, served as president.

 

“It is a privilege to be back working with my friends who supported me during my recovery,” Menary said. “We have an exciting vision for Grinnell Mutual’s future, and I feel fortunate to be able do my part in making that vision a reality.”

 

During Menary’s 38-year career at Grinnell Mutual, he has served in a variety of roles. He joined the company as a marketing representative and has worked as a marketing and reinsurance manager of the Iowa-Wisconsin region; director of Underwriting and Production; assistant vice president of Commercial Lines; vice president of Underwriting and Production; and vice president of Reinsurance. Most recently, Menary was executive vice president of Line Operations.

 

“We are all excited to have Jeff back and for his leadership at Grinnell Mutual,” Wingert said. “He has jumped right in without missing a beat after being out for several months battling a challenging medical condition. The entire Grinnell Mutual family has come together to support Jeff as we continue moving the company forward to serve our mutual members, agents and policyholders.”