American National’s Greg Ostergren Named to Local ‘Men of the Year’ List

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Springfield Business Journal list recognizes the professional, philanthropic and civic contributions of men from across southwest Missouri.

American National Property And Casualty Company Chief Executive Officer Greg Ostergren will be featured in an August edition of the Springfield Business Journal for his contributions as one of the area’s most influential business leaders. He is one of 20 local professional, philanthropic and civic leaders in the area to be honored in a special “Men of the Year” list in SBJ.

Ostergren is a highly accomplished insurance executive with more than 37 years of industry experience. He is the chairman, president and CEO of American National’s property and casualty companies (Springfield, Mo.); chief executive officer of the multiple line and life career agent division at American National Insurance Company (Galveston, Texas); and chairman of the board of the Farm Family group of insurance companies (Albany, N.Y.). Since his appointment as president and CEO of American National’s property and casualty companies in 1990, the companies have achieved significant premium and earnings growth. His leadership also helped the company attain the highly sought after Missouri Quality Award in 2003.

Locally he is also on the council of executive advisors at the Missouri State University College of Business. In addition, Ostergren is a past member of the board for Guaranty Bank, Springfield, Mo., and a past chairman of the advisory board for the Missouri State University College of Natural and Applied Sciences. He has also served as a board member for the Springfield Public School Foundation and as a board member and treasurer for the United Way of the Ozarks, as well as a number of other professional and civic boards.

Along with his role at American National, Ostergren is a member of the board of governors of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI); a member of the board of directors of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS); a member of the board of directors of the Property Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB); an honorary board member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation; and he is a well-respected speaker, sharing his strategic-thinking and leadership techniques at events across the nation.

“The insurance industry focuses on making a positive difference through the products and services we offer and the volunteer and charitable contributions we make in the community,” said Ostergren. “I’m proud of these efforts at American National and it’s my honor to be recognized as one of many within the organization making an impact locally and beyond.”

In addition to being featured in a special section of SBJ, Ostergren will be honored at a reception to be held at the White River Conference Center in Springfield. SBJ has partnered with the nonprofit Good Samaritan Boys Ranch for the Men of the Year event in an effort to raise money and help provide a safe and caring home for boys who have come from broken or nonexistent homes. The reception will include a silent auction and special donation opportunities.

About American National
American National Insurance Company (American National), headquartered in Galveston, Texas, was founded in 1905 and is licensed in all states except New York. American National and its subsidiaries offer a broad line of products and services, which include life insurance, annuities, health insurance, credit insurance, pension products and property and casualty insurance for personal lines, agribusiness and certain commercial exposures. The family of companies operates in all 50 states.

American National established a dedicated property and casualty division in 1973 with American National Property And Casualty Company, Springfield, MO. This company serves 38 states not including NY. To better serve the unique insurance needs of the agricultural market, American National acquired the Farm Family group of insurance companies based in NY in 2001. For corporate and investor relations information, please visit American National’s website at


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