Erin Cumings

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Erin Cumings
Degree: 
Agricultural Business
Year Graduated: 
2002

Current employer/job title: Nationwide Insurance, Associate Vice President of Agribusiness Underwriting

Erin Cumings is passionate about agriculture. Raised in a farming family, Erin found her love early and even met her husband through her participation in FFA during high school. Following college at Iowa State University, Erin landed a role at Nationwide insurance. During her 14-year career there, Erin has continually risen up the ranks to her present position where she gets to put her knowledge of agriculture to good use as the Associate Vice President of Agribusiness Underwriting. Erin leads the team in Nationwide that makes decisions about who the company will insure. Her team focuses on farming in the eastern half of the United States.

At Nationwide Agribusiness in downtown Des Moines, Erin works with her colleagues to properly insure the farms and ranches that have been entrusted into their care. Having the right risk management tools in place is important for any successful business, and a farm is no different. In fact, with all of the moving parts and pieces of a farm, many of which can carry a lot of risk, it might even be a little more important for farms and ranches to have the right insurance products in place to provide the peace of mind that the operation is protected. Erin takes her role seriously, and in turn, is respected by her teammates and peers.  

From: Shining a Light | Marji’s Blog, May 2017

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