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Speaker's Biography:

Fred Jonske
President and CEO, M Financial Group

Fred Jonske is president and CEO of M Financial Group. He joined M Financial in 1996 with 25 years of experience in the life insurance industry. Jonske has led M Financial's reorganization from a partnership to a member-owned holding company. He remains focused on enhancing member firm competitiveness and driving overall growth. Previously, Jonske was president, chief operating officer and a board member of Lincoln Benefit Life Insurance Co. of Lincoln, Neb., and Surety Life Insurance Co. of Salt Lake City, Utah. Both companies were subsidiaries of Allstate Insurance Co., where Jonske also was vice president and a board member. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American College board of trustees, the University of Portland board of regents, the ACLI CEO steering committees on taxation and on prudential issues, the American Academy of Actuaries, and the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting. Jonske holds a B.A. and a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan.