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Insurance company executive

Ralph John Eckert, American insurance company executive. With Army of the United States, 1951-1953. Fellow Society Actuaries; member American Academy Actuaries, Illinois Life Insurance Council (chairman 1978-1979), Illinois Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association (chairman 1980-1981), Health Insurance Association American (board directors, chairman 1984-1985), American Council Life Insurance (board directors 1986-1988), Masons.

Background

Eckert, Ralph John was born on March 12, 1929 in Milwaukee. Son of John C. and Vlasta (Stauber) Eckert.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1951.

Career

With, Trustmark Life Insurance Company, Lake Forest, Illinois, since 1954; Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Benefit Trust Life Insurance Company, Chicago, 1971-1991; Chairman of the Board of pensions, Evangelical Lutheran Church American, Minneapolis, 1991-1997; Chairman of the Board, Trustmark Life Insurance Company, Lake Forest, Illinois, 1991-1997; chairman emeritus, Trustmark Life Insurance Company, Lake Forest, Illinois, since 1997. Board directors Principal Preservation Mutual Funds, since 1996.

Membership

With Army of the United States, 1951-1953. Fellow Society Actuaries. Member American Academy Actuaries, Illinois Life Insurance Council (chairman 1978-1979), Illinois Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association (chairman 1980-1981), Health Insurance Association American (board directors, chairman 1984-1985), American Council Life Insurance (board directors 1986-1988), Masons.

Connections

Married Greta M. Allen, July 11, 1953. Children: Maura Eckert Benseler, Peter, Thomas, Karen Eckert Schmidt, Edward.

father:
John C. Eckert

mother:
Vlasta (Stauber) Eckert

spouse:
Greta M. Allen

child:
Maura Eckert Benseler Eckert

child:
Edward Eckert

child:
Thomas Eckert

child:
Karen Eckert Schmidt Eckert

child:
Peter Eckert