Chief Executive Officer - CEO Job at American Farmers and Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company, Oklahoma City, OK

  • American Farmers and Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company
  • Oklahoma City, OK

Job Description


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company by working in partnership with the Board of Directors (BOD or Board).  The Board and the CEO assure that the accomplishment of the mission, vison, and values provide stability for employees, agents, members, and policy holders.   

The Board of Directors delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the Chief Executive Officer, who has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board.  The CEO provides direction to the Board of Directors as it carries out its governance functions. 


Legal compliance

  • Assures the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Mission, policy, and planning

  • Helps the Board determine AFR’s values, mission, vision, and short- and long-term goals.
  • Helps the Board monitor and evaluate AFR’s relevancy to the community, its effectiveness, and its results.
  • Keeps the Board fully informed on the condition of AFR and all of the important factors and influences. 
  • Identifies problems and opportunities and addresses them.
  • Brings those who are appropriate to the Board and facilitates discussion and deliberation. 
  • Informs the Board about trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy-making.
  • Recommends policy positions. 

Management and administration

  • Provides general oversight to all of AFR’s activities, manages the day-to-day operations, and assures a smoothly functioning, efficient organization.
  • Assures program quality and organization stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.
  • Assures a work environment that recruits, develops, motivates, retains and supports quality staff. 
  • Recommends staffing and financing to the Board.  In accordance with the Board action, recruits, negotiates professional contracts, and sees that appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained.


  • Work with the Board to develop a strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and objectives and to promote revenue, profitability, and growth as an organization.
  • Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revise objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
  • Establish clear responsibilities and accountabilities for the management team with measuring benchmarks and periodic reviews.
  • Work closely with management team on budgets, cost reduction, proper staffing, multiple pricing models, “what if scenarios”, cash flow, and other key metrics.
  • Oversee company operations to insure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Ensure compliance is maintained with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with company affiliates to ensure unity and cooperative spirit so that together all achieve success.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or its equivalent with a minimum requirement of 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent in Excel.
  • Must have audit experience and understand advanced insurance concepts. 
  • Familiar with a variety of management concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • First-rate interpersonal skills and the ability to provide supervision to others when needed.
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and balance competing priorities is key.
  • Be willing to work after normal business hours when necessary.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods of time; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

AFR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

Please note that employment at AFR is contingent upon completion of a drug test and satisfactory background check.

Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Local area,

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