Board of Directors Announcements

The FMH Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotions of Debbie Ladehoff and Aaron Rutledge.

Debbie Ladehoff
LadehoffDebbie_FMHFMH has announced that Debbie Ladehoff, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, has been promoted to Secretary, effective January 1, 2022.

Ladehoff began her FMH career in 1999 and has held numerous positions within the company, most recently in Human Resources, including Assistant Vice President, Vice President, and Senior Vice President of HR. She earned her Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) in 2018. She became Assistant Secretary January 1, 2011 and was appointed to the Board of Directors January 1, 2013. With her promotion to Secretary of the Board, Ladehoff becomes the first woman in the history of the company to hold this position.

“I’m proud to follow in the footsteps of my great-great-grandfather, W.A. Rutledge -- who founded the company – as well as my grandfather, Albert Rutledge, and father Bill Rutledge, by serving as Secretary of the Company,” she said. 

Farmers Mutual Hail congratulates Ladehoff on her promotion!

Aaron Rutledge
RutledgeAaron_FMHFMH has announced that Aaron Rutledge, Senior Vice President of Claims, has been promoted to Assistant Secretary effective January 1, 2022.

Rutledge is a graduate of William Penn University and joined FMH in 2002 as a Claims Analyst. He has held various leadership roles in the Claims, Property & Casualty, and Legal departments during his time with the company. He earned his Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) in 2016. He was appointed as a director to the Board in 2013.

“I’m honored to be named Assistant Secretary and look forward to playing my part in the continued success of FMH,” he said.

Farmers Mutual Hail congratulates Rutledge on his promotion!