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I'm on Bill's team


CEO Jack Salzwedel says he’s grateful for everyone who made his tenure successful. Now, he’s ready to support CEO-Elect Bill Westrate as he takes the reins in 2022.

Ever since announcing my decision to step away as American Family Insurance CEO, I’ve gotten a ton of comments from folks inside and outside our organization. It’s been great to hear from so many people.

There’s a common theme in those messages, too. “Wow, the company has really grown during your tenure as CEO.” Or, “It’s been quite a run, I bet you’re proud of how you’re leaving things.” And, “Who would’ve thought when [former American Family Insurance President] Dan Schultz announced that we would be nearly national, that we would be … and so quickly?”

That last one always makes me smile!

It has been a transformational time during the past decade at American Family Insurance. Acquisitions and mergers, advances in technology and data, evolving our agency operations into fewer numbers and larger businesses, and people changes.

To me, that’s been the most dramatic. I think it is safe to say – right now – the American Family Insurance enterprise is attracting, promoting, developing and retaining a workforce that is the envy of many. We have many challenges and obstacles in front of us, but we have a talented group of folks to tackle them.

Go to Jack's LinkedIn page to read the entire post. 


About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 254 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The GeneralHomesite and Main Street America. Across these companies the group has more than 13,200