Lessons from Leaders Speaker Series: Mr. Albert T. Annexstad
4 p.m., Indian Wells Theater
Open to the public, no RSVP required.
Parking will be enforced at $6 per vehicle. Purchase parking permit at drive-up kiosk.
Mr. Albert T. Annexstad Former CEO, Federated Insurance Companies
Al Annexstad is Chairman Emeritus of the Federated Insurance Companies, one of our nation’s largest mutual multi-line insurers based in Owatonna, Minnesota. Mr. Annexstad joined Federated in 1965 as a Marketing Representative in his hometown of St. Peter, Minnesota. He served with distinction in several management capacities in the marketing function of the organization, culminating in being named the company’s Director of Marketing in 1986. In 1999, Mr. Annexstad was elected President and appointed Chief Executive Officer. A year later the Board of Directors of the Federated Insurance Companies elected Al Annexstad to the position of Chairman. His leadership during a remarkable 48-year career was primarily responsible for the Companies’ meteoric rise to national prominence to become one of America’s most successful and respected insurance enterprises. Mr. Annexstad is a member of the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame and Ernst & Young’s National Business Hall of Fame. He is also the recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, one of America’s highest civilian honors, given in recognition of his inspiring life story of achieving personal and professional success despite humble and challenging beginnings. In 2000, he and his wife of 50 years, Cathy, established the Annexstad Family Foundation, funding the Leaders for Tomorrow national scholarship program. This program partners with 65 of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities and has helped more than 750 promising students from extraordinarily challenging backgrounds lay the foundation for careers of remarkable achievement in their chosen fields. Among the participating institutions are the University of Minnesota, Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Notre Dame, Stanford University, the University of California Berkeley, Duke University, Northwestern University, the University of Georgia and the University of Michigan. The Annexstad’s are proud to add California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus, to this special list of Foundation partners.