Board_of_DirectorsThe Homesteaders Board of Directors, who are elected by policy owners, consists of professionals with diverse business perspectives. The Board's role is to oversee operation of the company in accordance with our bylaws, values and code of business conduct. Members of the Board provide valuable oversight of company performance in respect to our mission and strategy.

(Left to right: Dave Watson, Katie Roth, John Paule, Peter Brown, William Newland, Stephen R. Lang, Don Peschke and Graham Cook)

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Stephen R. Lang 
Steve is Chairman of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer of Homesteaders. He joined Homesteaders in 2008, was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013 and was elected Chairman in 2015.
Current term: February 2013-February 2018

Dr. William H. Newland 
Dr. Newland is a retired Des Moines physician and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1993.
Current term: February 2013-February 2018

Graham J. Cook 
Graham retired from Homesteaders in 2014 after 48 years of service. Formerly President-CEO, he was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994 and was Chairman from 1999 until February 2015.
Current term: February 2014-February 2019

Peter A. Brown 
Peter is the owner of Peter A. Brown Commercial Real Estate Services and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003.
Current term: February 2013-February 2018

Mary K. (Katie) Roth 
Katie is the President of Aureon and is professionally certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Katie was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003.
Current term: February 2013-February 2018

Don Peschke 
Don founded August Home Publishing and retired as its President in 2015. He currently serves as a Consultant in the publishing field. Don was elected to the Board of Directors in 2006.
Current term: February 2015-February 2020

John Paule 
John is a retired executive with an extensive background in insurance operations, information technology and marketing. John was elected to the Board of Directors in 2009.
Current term: February 2017-February 2022

Dave (Wally) Watson 
As a founding partner of LWBJ Financial, Dave is in charge of its real estate practice specializing in the taxation of partnerships, limited liability companies and real estate transactions. Dave was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010.
Current term: February 2015-February 2020