KSKJ Life ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW CEO, TONY MRAVLE JR.

KSKJ Life announced today that following a very successful 45 year career, seventeen as CEO, Anthony T. Mravle has retired as CEO effective January 1, 2018.  The society also announced that Tony Mravle Jr, Chief Information Officer, was selected by the board of directors to assume the role of CEO.  Mravle Jr has played a key role over the past five years in guiding the society’s technology innovation, branding and marketing development, talent acquisition and growth, and expansion of fraternal support and member benefits.  Mravle Jr holds a MA in Organizational Leadership, BA in Mathematics, the FLMI (Fellow, Life Management Institute) designation, and the PHR (Professional, Human Resources) certification.

“Tony’s appointment and this transition are exciting milestones in the history of KSKJ Life,” says Rudolph Krasovec Jr, Chair of KSKJ Life’s board of directors.  “Tony’s people-focused leadership style, strategic focus, and fraternal spirit will build on the success that our society has achieved.  Tony Jr has demonstrated effective executive leadership at KSKJ Life and is focused on helping KSKJ Life continue to grow and achieve its long-term financial and fraternal strategic goals.”

To ensure a smooth transition, Tony Mravle Sr will continue to support the society as the Investment Manager and executive advisor, reporting directly to the Board.  Other key staff will continue in their roles, including Stuart Buchanan, Chief Operations Officer; Paul Kaiser, Director, Agent Sales; Kathy Lovati, Manager, Agent Sales; Brian Sharp, VP Enterprise Information Solutions.

A Recognized Legacy

Originally joining the Company in 1972 as Treasurer, Mravle Sr. held several leadership positions before being appointed as CEO in 1999.  During his time in that role, Mravle Sr. led the society through a sustained period of significant development by executing key strategies for product expansion and asset growth.  Among the highlights are KSKJ Life’s development of a strong independent agent distribution channel, expansion into new states, and successful new releases of fixed annuities and final expense products.  Since 2000, KSKJ Life has experienced incredible increases in membership growth and assets (from $50M to $500M).

In his new role, Mravle Sr will continue to serve as Investment Manager as he transitions these and other duties to the executive team.  Rudolph Krasovec offered Mravle Sr the board’s gratitude. “Tony Sr will leave a considerable legacy, and we’re grateful for his inspiring leadership over the years,” says Krasovec. “We’re looking forward to working with him for the remainder of the year to ensure KSKJ Life is positioned for continued success through a robust transition plan.”

 

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