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Forty Under 40: Christopher Axiotis

Audit manager, Farm Bureau Financial Services


What are your goals in your role at your company? 
Our department’s goal is to enhance and protect Farm Bureau’s organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight. This is done by working with our business partners and consulting to help improve their processes in order to allow for growth and innovation within the company.

What are your goals for community involvement? 
We are currently working on the Variety telethon, which is always a great endeavor. This celebration allows for thousands of children’s lives to be impacted by helping nonprofits live out their mission. Farm Bureau’s 2018 goal is to raise $45,000, and we’re confident that our team will rally around that effort.

What’s your biggest passion, and why? 
My largest passion centers around my Greek heritage. From the Orthodox Christian faith to our traditions to the incredible food, everything is tied to living a life that puts family first. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a Greek community and now share that heritage with my own family. 

Growing up in an immigrant family, I watched as my parents took care of our family, helped others, were faithful, worked hard and always kept their word. I was privileged enough to be able to witness these values in practice, and they drive everything I do to this day.

What are your future aspirations? 
My aspirations are to continue to grow with Farm Bureau Financial Services and enhance our company. Within the community I want to serve on boards of nonprofits that focus on helping children and families in need.

Reasons he’s a Forty:

1.) Christopher co-chairs the Giving Garden at Farm Bureau, which donates over 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Food Bank of Iowa annually. 
2.) He serves on the Young Variety board of directors, co-chairs the annual Farm Bureau corporate campaign, and is a Telethon VIP. 
3.) He is a CPA and manages an audit team of four. 
4.) He serves on the ISCPA’s Iowa CPA Education Foundation Advisory Committee, and is treasurer on the AHEPA Housing Corp. board of directors and for the local AHEPA Des Moines Chapter 192. 


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