Edward B. Rust, Jr. has been since 1987 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of State Farm Insurance Companies, the largest insurer of automobiles and homes in the United States. Mr. Rust was also President of State Farm Insurance Companies from 1985 to 1998, and was re-elected President in 2007. Mr. Rust is a Director of Helmerich & Payne, an oil and gas drilling company, and Caterpillar Inc., a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. Mr. Rust is a Trustee for Illinois Wesleyan University. Additionally, he was a member of President George W. Bush's Transition Advisory Team Committee on Education. Mr. Rust is Co-Chairman of The Business Roundtable. Mr. Rust has served as a Director of the Company since 2001 and is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees.