About Us

FSL sits at a powerful crossroads of Midwestern values, unwavering sense of purpose, and unparalleled expertise in its field.

This unique combination of attributes has led to more than 50 years of mutual success for FSL and our partners.

We look forward to the next 50 years as we collaborate and innovate with agents, actuaries, reinsurers, and other intermediaries in crafting custom insurance solutions for those we serve — our policyholders.

FSL Leadership

Driving and sharing the values, purpose and expertise of FSL is the responsibility of our experienced leadership team.

Richard F. Jones


The one constant throughout FSL's 50-year history has been Richard F. "Dick" Jones. On leave from the U.S. Army in 1968, he signed FSL's original incorporation papers, then joined the Company in 1970 after leaving the service. Dick was elevated to President of FSL in 1982, succeeding his father, and has guided the Company through four decades of remarkable growth and achievement.

Peter Lindquist

Vice President, Finance

Peter has more than 35 years experience in accounting and finance for insurance companies. Prior to joining FSL in 2016, Peter had served as CFO and Treasurer of Monitor Liability Managers (a W.R. Berkley Company), and Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer of American Mutual Reinsurance Company. Peter also served as a board member of the Illinois Insurance Exchange Guaranty Fund for 10 years.

Martha Madden

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Martha joined FSL as Senior Counsel in 1998 and has progressively added titles and responsibilities since then. Today, she oversees FSL's Legal, Reinsurance, Contracts, Compliance, Agent Licensing, and Commission Control departments. Prior to joining FSL, Martha was a litigation attorney for 12 years practicing in the areas of insurance defense, employment liability, and product liability.

Bryson L. Jones

Vice President

Bryce is one of the third-generation owners of FSL and currently oversees the Company's marketing and product development areas. He has served in a variety of roles since joining the Company in 2009. Before that, he was a Senior Consultant for Navigant Consulting and a Commercial Banking Officer and Underwriter for Guaranty Bank.

Leroy McCarty

Vice President, Operations

Leroy is the senior officer responsible for policy administration, customer service, claims, human resources and facilities management. Before joining FSL in 2007, he served a Vice President of Reinsurance Operations for Transamerica for 8 years and Operations Manager for Hallmark Cards Inc. for 11 years.

Chayan Dasgupta

Vice President, Information Technology

Chayan, who goes by "CD," brings nearly 25 years of experience in the information technology field, doing everything from program management and platform development to leading IT departments and creating overall strategies. Known for finding technical solutions for business goals, he most recently was vice president of technology for EXL, a leading business process solutions company.

Brenda Gordanier

Assistant Vice President, Reinsurance

Brenda has spent her entire career developing relationships for FSL. She joined the Company in 1983 as a Marketing Manager, then served as Manager of Actuarial and Underwriting from 1990-2000. Since that time, Brenda has managed all of FSL's reinsurance treaties and developed strong relationships with reinsurance partners worldwide.

Eric Lovelace

Assistant Vice President, Investments

Eric has more than twenty-five years of investment management experience working with multiple fixed-income products. Before joining Fidelity in 2013, he served as investment manager for a Wall Street hedge fund and worked at a registered investment advisory firm in New York, specializing in leveraged finance.

Tammy Petheram


Tammy oversees various aspects of FSL’s financial management, including corporate accounting, preparing budgets and forecasts, and developing internal control policies and procedures. Prior to joining to joining FSL, Tammy was reinsurance financial manager and officer at Employers Mutual Casualty Company in Des Moines. She also has held executive and finance positions at the Overland Park offices of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. and GE Insurance Solutions-Employers Reinsurance Corporation.

50 Years of Building Together

While 50+ years of successful partnerships is certainly worth celebrating, we've got our sights on the next 50. Let's keep building together!

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FSL In the Community

Blessed with resources from our valued partnerships, we are proud to give back through philanthropic initiatives such as OneSight, through which much-needed vision care is provided to people around the globe.

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We continue to seek passionate, talented people to add to our team. If you would like to explore career opportunities with FSL, browse our current openings and let us hear from you!

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