Steve Maxwell Elected Vice President of Human Resources at American Family Insurance

Madison, Wis. (March 8, 2006) — The board of directors of American Family Mutual Insurance Company has elected Steve Maxwell as vice president, human resources. Maxwell succeeds Vicki Chvala, who was elected to the position of executive vice president earlier this year.

Maxwell joined American Family in 1984 and has served in a variety of human resources positions, most recently as director of strategic staffing. In that capacity, he was responsible for employee recruitment and retention, employee relations, diversity and other related employment programs.

In his new position, Maxwell will oversee all human resources programs for American Family’s 8,300 full-time and part-time employees.

“Steve has played a key role in the Human Resources Division for many years,” Chvala said. “His extensive background and knowledge of the company’s field and internal operations have prepared him for this position. His strong management skills, customer focus and knowledge of human resources will assure a smooth transition and continued improvements of the HR service-delivery model.”

Maxwell has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota.