2024 Annual Meeting

Grinnell Mutual hosts 116th Annual Meeting

Grinnell Mutual’s 116th annual business meeting convened on June 26, 2024, in Grinnell, Iowa, at the Grinnell Mutual Bartelt Conference and Education Center.

The secretary of the board of directors presented the financial statements and elections were held.

The following board members were re-elected for a three-year term, ending June 2027: Dan Anderson of Great Plains Farm Mutual Insurance Co., Canton, S.D.; Mark Schmidt of American Mutual Assoc., Grand Mound, Iowa; and Jim Wellman of German Farmers Mutual Insurance, New Knoxville, Ohio.

New board member, Dave Heynen, president of Farmers Mutual Insurance Assoc. of Hull, in Hull, Iowa, was elected to replace Randy Druvenga. Druvenga is outgoing president of First Maxfield Mutual Insurance Association in Denver, Iowa, and has served on the Grinnell board of directors since 2013. Dave Heynen

Heynen has a bachelor’s degree from Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, and has served on the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies’ (NAMIC) Farm Mutual Conference board and is a NAMIC Merit Society and PAC member. 

Heynen has also been active with the Mutual Insurance Association of Iowa (MIAI), serving on several committees, and is a MIAI PAC member. He holds the NAMIC Professional Farm Mutual Manager designation and was elected to a three-year term on Grinnell Mutual’s board