The Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Companies and Countryway Insurance Co. has a new leader.

Robert F. Brown was named executive vice president and general manager for both entities.

Robert F. Brown

Brown has served on Farm Bureau’s insurance management team since 2012 as senior vice president of product development and actuarial. In 2013 he was named to the National Independent Statistical Services Board of Directors, and he has served as board chairman since 2018.

Brown came to Farm Bureau from Travelers Insurance, where he served in a variety of roles, primarily in product management and strategy.

VFBMIC and Countryway have a financial strength rating of A from AM Best, the world’s largest credit-rating agency. VFBMIC also is the largest writer of farmowner insurance in Virginia, and a top 10 provider of personal auto and homeowner insurance in the state.

Founded in 1950, Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. focuses on meeting the insurance needs of the families, farms and small businesses of Virginia. VFBMIC auto, home, health and life insurance customers are members of the 88 county Farm Bureaus that make up the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group.

Source: The Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Companies, Countryway Insurance Co.