Here at UTG we are dedicated to providing customer service that is second to none. We display this commitment each and every day through the actions of our qualified staff.
Jesse T. CorrellChairman
Jess Correll, has been a Director of UTG since 1999, and served as Chairman and CEO of UTG and Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company since 2000. Mr. Correll is also a founding member of First Southern Bancorp, Inc. and has served as the organization’s Chairman and CEO since 1988. He has been the President and Director of The River Foundation since 1990, and Manager and President of First Southern Funding, LLC since 1992.
Outside of UTG and First Southern, Mr. Correll serves on the board of many faith based ministries including Crown Financial Ministries (2004 to 2009), Friends of the Good Samaritans (2005 – present), Generous Giving (2006 to 2009) and the National Christian Foundation (2006-present).
James P. Rousey
Jimmy Rousey, President of UTG and Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company since September 2006; Director of UTG and Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company since September 2001; Chair of ACLI Forum 500 2015-16; Member of Board of Governors of ACLI since November 2014; Regional CEO and Director of First Southern National Bank from 1988 to 2001. Board member of the Illinois Fellowship of Christian Athletes from 2001-2005; Contact Ministries from 2007-2011; Amigos En Cristo Ministries from 2007-2009.
Randall L. Attkisson
Randy Attkisson has served as a director of UTG since 1999, and currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a past President of UTG, and a founding member of First Southern Bancorp, where he served as Chief Financial Officer until July of 2008, and continues to serve as a board member.
Mr. Attkisson’s career in the financial industry spans over 40 years and provided him with extensive oversight of all bank investments including fixed income, equities, real estate, resource land, oil & gas, and timberland. As CFO of First Southern Bancorp, he was directly involved in acquiring 10 banks, S&L’s, and 2 insurance holding companies with multiple life insurance company subsidiaries.More
Mr. Attkisson served 2 years as State Banking Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and since June 2012, Mr. Attkisson has served as board chairman of the Isaiah House, a Christ-centered, long-term residential treatment center for alcohol and drug addiction for both men and women located in Willisburg, Kentucky. He has also served as Board Chairman of Metro Leadership Foundation since 2014, and Partner of Bluegrass Financial Holdings Subs/Affiliates since 2008.
Joseph A. Brinck
Joe Brinck has been a Director of UTG since 2003, and serves on both the audit and compensation committees. He is the CEO of Stelter and Brinck, LTD, a manufacturer of industrial process heat equipment, including air pollution control equipment and process air heaters; and the President of Superior Thermal, Ltd. a manufacturer’s representative agency selling industrial gas burners and controls in the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. “My businesses belong to Jesus and we state so in our corporate minutes and our mission and vision statements. We use our businesses to evangelize our employees, customers and suppliers. We use the profits to support pro-life organizations.” Mr. Brinck has served as the President of the Sanctity of Life Foundation, which strives to identify and support the most effective pro-life organizations and end legalized abortion, since 2001. He is also a founder of Ruah Woods Ministry and has served as the organization’s Vice President since 2009.
Brian J. Crall
Brian Crall, Director of UTG since 2015, Mr. Crall is the owner and President of foreClarity!, LLC., which was formed in 2012 and specializes in executive and organizational development, strategic planning and public policy development. Mr Crall also serves on the Board of Directors of MainSource Financial Group and from 2009 to 2012 as the Chief Executive Officer of CMD Holding, LLC., a health insurance company and ClubMD, LLC, a series of primary care medical homes. From July 2008 to March 2009, Mr. Crall served as the Resource Director for the YMCA of the USA. Mr. Crall also served as the Personnel Cabinet Secretary for the Commonwealth of Kentucky from June 2006 to January 2007 and the Deputy Secretary of the Executive Cabinet, Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from April 2004 to June 2006.More
During this time Mr. Crall served as a Director for the Kentucky Retirement System, a $15 billion retirement fund serving the employees of the state of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Deferred Compensation Authority, a $1.3 billion deferred compensation plan serving the employees of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Additionally, Mr. Crall served as CEO of Progress Printing Company from July 2000 until April 2004, and was the 13th District State Representative in the state of Kentucky from January 1995 until April 2004. Mr. Crall was CEO of the Owensboro Family YMCA from November 1986 through June 2000 and has been active in several civic and charitable organizations, including the Kentucky Youth Association, Habitat for Humanity, Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mr. Crall became a Director of UTG, Inc. in December 2015.
Howard L. Dayton, Jr.
Howard Dayton, has been a Director of UTG, Inc. since December 2005, and is currently the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. In 1985, Mr. Dayton founded Crown Ministries in Longwood, Florida. Crown Ministries merged with Christian Financial Concepts in September 2000 to form Crown Financial Ministries, the world’s largest financial ministry. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 1985 to 2007 and in 2009 founded Compass – Finances God’s Way. Mr. Dayton is a graduate of Cornell University. He developed The Caboose, a successful railroad-themed restaurant in Orlando, FL in 1969. In 1972 he began his commercial real estate development career, specializing in office development in the Central Florida area. He has authored five popular small group studies, produced several video series, and is the host for the nationally syndicated radio programs MoneyWise and HeyHoward. Asbury University named their business school the Howard Dayton School of Business.
Tom Harmon joined the UTG Board of Directors in March 2016, and currently serves on the Audit Committee. He has been the owner and President of Harmon Foods, Inc., a chain of retail supermarkets in the Springfield, Illinois area, since 1980. Mr. Harmon has been active in many charitable organizations over the years, including FCA, Washington Street Mission, and most recently as a Board Member with Amigos En Cristo Ministries, an organization serving one of the most disadvantaged parts of the world – Juarez, Mexico.
Peter L. Ochs
Pete Ochs has served as a Director of UTG since 2015, and is a member of the board’s Investment and Executive Compensation committees. He is founder of Capital III, a private equity investment firm located in Wichita, Kansas. Capital III provides impact investment capital and management with investments in manufacturing, real estate, energy, and education with a geographical focus on the US and Latin America. Prior to founding Capital III, Mr. Ochs spent 8 years in the commercial banking industry. Mr. Ochs graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in business and finance. He also serves on the boards of the American Independence Funds and Trinity Academy.