FBL Financial Group Inc. of West Des Moines announced that Chief Executive Officer Jim Brannen will retire in early 2020. Brannen has served as CEO since August 2012 and has been with the company for 29 years. Chairman of the Board Craig Hill said the board expects to name a new CEO before the end of 2019. “We have been fortunate to have Jim serve as chief executive officer. He has had a deep commitment to the Farm Bureau marketplace and has contributed greatly to FBL Financial Group’s success. During Jim’s tenure as CEO, FBL has been financially strong, with an excellent capital position,” Hill said.