Grinnell Mutual elects new board member

Amy Goughnour, mutual manager for Steele Traill County Mutual Insurance Co. in Finley, N.D., has been elected to serve on Grinnell Mutual’s board of directors. She was elected to a director position on Dec. 12.

Goughnour has managed Steele Traill County Mutual, which writes business in 27 counties in eastern North Dakota, for 16 years. She is on the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies board of directors and is active in the North Dakota Association of Farm Mutual Insurance Companies.

Goughnour will fill the unexpired term of Stephen J. Smith of Western Cherokee Mutual in Marcus, Iowa, who has served on the Grinnell Mutual board for more than 26 years and is retiring effective Dec. 20. Her term begins Dec. 21 and goes through June 2019. 

“The board and I would like to welcome Amy. I have had the privilege of serving with Amy on other industry committees and boards where she has provided valuable insights and perspectives,” said Board Chair Paul Stueven. “I look forward to her bringing the same value to the Grinnell Mutual board of directors.”