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Germania welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors

by Germania Insurance | May 26, 2021

The Germania Farm Mutual Board of Directors appointed two new members to its board following Germania’s annual director election in April 2021.

Laura Deutscher and Victor G. Carrillo will each serve a three-year term expiring in 2024. This year’s director election saw nearly 17,500 ballots cast.

“Laura and Victor possess professional skills and personal characteristics that align with Germania’s Core Values and Guiding Principles,” Germania Insurance President and CEO Paul Ehlert said. “Both individuals will be great additions to the Board with their diverse experiences, perspectives, and competencies; and I look forward to working alongside them in the years to come.”

Laura DeutscherA resident of Dallas, Texas, Deutscher earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984 and Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1995. Deutscher is a certified public accountant, a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and has recently received the NAMIC Farm Mutual Director Certification.

Deutscher most recently was a partner at MVP Advisory Group and was the practice leader for Shared Services. She is the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gallagher Bassett and held numerous senior leadership positions at CNA Financial Corporation. She was recognized as Business Insurance’s “Women to Watch” in 2013 and is a member of Local Chapter 3000 in Carrollton.

VictorCarilloCarrillo holds a Bachelor of Science in geology from Hardin-Simmons University, a Master of Science in geology from Baylor University, a juris doctor from the University of Houston Law Center, and a graduate certificate in public management from The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Carrillo is also a member of NACD.

Carrillo is a resident of Rockwall, Texas, and currently serves as the executive director of professional responsibility and government affairs for International Leadership of Texas – a public charter school serving approximately 21,000 Texas students. He is a member of Local Chapter 446 in Rockwall.
Germania also welcomes back to the board the following directors elected for a three-year term: Jeffrey “Jeff” Knippa (Walburg), Bruce Germer (Lockhart), Robert “Tony” Reeves (Midland), and Paul Ehlert (Brenham).