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2016 ACLI Distinguished Service Award

National Farm Life Insurance Company's Jerry "Chip" Davis Receives ACLI's Forum 500 Distinguished Service Award 

Washington, D.C., (May 4, 2016) -- Jerry "Chip" Davis, Chairman of National Farm Life Insurance Company, received the 2016 American Council of Life Insurers' (ACLI) Forum 500 Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented annually to an individual whose work has greatly contributed to the life insurance industry, especially to the small- and medium-sized life insurance companies the Forum 500 represents. 

"Chip's leadership and tireless efforts on behalf of his policyholders and the entire industry have earned him the admiration and respect of his peers," said ACLI President and CEO Dirk Kempthorne. "Chip's work exemplifies the life insurance industry's mission to help Americans achieve financial and retirement security." 

Mr. Davis joined Forth Worth, Texas-based National Farm Life in 1977 as head of the company's mortgage loan division. He later advanced to become Senior Vice President of Investments and Chief Financial Officer. He was later elected President and CEO, and ultimately Chairman of the Board. 

Mr. Davis earned a bachelor's degree in business and a master's in business administration from Tarleton State University. In 1995, he received the university's Distinguished Alumnus Award.

In addition to the Forum 500 Board of Governors, Mr. Davis serves on the ACLI Board of Directors and the Tarleton State University Foundation Board. He is a past chairman of the Texas Association of Life and Health Insurers. 


The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association with approximately 300 member companies operating in the United States and abroad. ACLI advocates in federal, state, and international forums for public policy that supports the industry marketplace and the 75 million American families that rely on life insurers' products for financial and retirement security. ACLI members offer life insurance, annual ties, retirement plans, long-term care and disability income insurance, and reinsurance, representing more than 90 percent of industry assets and premiums. Learn more at