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Insurance company executive

Bruce Callis, American insurance company executive. Recipient appreciation award American Compensation Society, 1969.


Callis, Bruce was born on December 4, 1939 in Sedalia, Missouri, United States. Son of George Elgin and Jo (Trigg) Callis.


Bachelor of Science, University Missouri, 1961.


Plant manager, Boonslick Manufacturing Company, Boonville, Missouri, 1961-1962;field claim representative, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Rolla, Missouri, 1963;assistant personnel manager, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Columbia, Missouri, 1964-1966;various personnel, sales positions, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Bloomington, Illinois, 1966-1976;vice president, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Bloomington, Illinois, 1976-1983. Senior vice president Office of President, 1983-1998, executive vice president, since 1998. Board directors StateFarm Life & Accident Assurance Company, State Farm Life & Annuity Company and State Farm International Superior vena cava syndrome, State Farm Foundation, State Farm Rail Classic-LPGA Tour, National Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.


Member McLean County (Illinois) Board, 1958-1974. Chairman McLean County Republican Committee, Bloomington, 1978-1991. Board directors Brokaw Hospital, Normal, Illinois, 1979-1982.

Trustee Illinois Wesleyan University. Member American Society Personnel Administration (chairman advisory committee 1976-1983), Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (chairman personnel committee 1977-1983), McLean County Association Commerce, Westminster College Alumni Association (award 1986).


Married Nancy Williams, November 14, 1959. Children: Cheryl, Kevin, Kimberly.

George Elgin Callis

Jo (Trigg) Callis

Nancy Williams

Cheryl Callis

Kevin Callis

Kimberly Callis