Meet Our Staff


Marsha Countryman, Underwriter-

Marsha came to Central Illinois Mutual on June 6, 2004.  She had worked in the insurance industry in California for 14 years at several agencies and as a personal lines underwriter on the company side.  Marsha returned to Illinois in late 1998.  She has a son here in Illinois and a daughter and granddaughter in Massachusetts.

Andrew Fulk, Claims Coordinator and Accounts Payable-

Andrew joined CIMICO in April of 2018 as a temp employee and became an official member of our team in July. Andrew graduated from Eastern Illinois University in December of 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business. He is currently an assistant basketball coach for the Villa Grove/Heritage Hawks and is also the head freshman coach. He enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals, Fighting Illini, Indianapolis Colts, the Boston Celtics, and sports in general. Andrew still plays basketball and enjoys golf as well. Andrew’s father, Bill Fulk, is a special investigator for Grinnell Mutual. Andrew lives in Villa Grove with his wife, Janel and dog, Callie.  Andrew and Janel are expecting their first child in October 2021.


Jeff Jump, Claims Adjuster-

Jeff joined CIMICO in July 2007 when Prairieland Mutual merged with Central Illinois Mutual.  He began working in the insurance industry in 1998 as a part time life & health producer. Jeff changed careers in 2005 when he was hired to do home inspections for policyholders with Prairieland Mutual. He was later hired as a full time claims adjuster. Jeff is a former football coach for local JFL and high school teams in the Niantic-Harristown, Illiopolis and Tri-City areas. He ended his coaching career as a varsity defensive coordinator after coaching two of his sons and nephews during a 10 year stint. Jeff likes to lift weights, walk his dog, boat on the lake and vacation in tropic locations when he can. Jeff is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan and supports Illinois football and basketball. Jeff and his wife, Linda, live in Decatur with their two dogs. They have four children and ten grandchildren to date, who all live nearby on the west end of Decatur.

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 Rod Peavler, PFMM, Marketing Manager-

Rod joined the Central Illinois Mutual staff in June 2015, after serving on the Board of Directors for 19 years.  Prior to joining CIMICO, Rod was an independent agent in Rantoul, IL for 29 years.  He attained his CIC designation in 2004 and the Professional Farm Mutual Manager designation in 2017.  Rod has been a lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Minnesota Vikings.  He enjoys playing golf and do-it-yourself home projects in his spare time.  Rod has been an IHSA certified basketball official since 2005.  Rod grew up on a farm in Thomasboro, IL.  He has two adult children, daughter Mallory, and son Brock, both in St. Petersburg, FL, and one grandson.  Rod and his wife, Marla, live in Champaign.

 Steve Prosser, Claims Adjuster-

Steve was born, raised, and still lives in Hugo, IL, just east of Tuscola, with his wife, Barb.  He has farmed his entire life.  Steve became a claims adjuster for Central Illinois Mutual in March 1992.  He previously served on the NAMIC Loss Control Committee and has spoken on various topics.  Steve also served on the IAMIC Board of Directors, 2003-2006.  In his spare time, Steve enjoys hunting, and watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball.


Belinda White, Billing/Accounts Receivable-

Belinda joined Central Illinois Mutual in June 2010.  Prior to joining Central Illinois Mutual she spent 9 years handling Accounts Receivable for Safety-Kleen Corporation.  She and her family enjoy camping, spending time with their two dogs, Chloe & Marley, & watching the St. Louis Cardinals.  Belinda and her husband, Josh, reside in Villa Grove.  They have two grown children and one grandson.

Barb Young, Receptionist/CSR-

Barb joined Central Illinois Mutual in May 2017.  Prior to coming to CIMICO, Barb was an interior decorator for a furniture store and has previous experience as a legal secretary.  Barb grew up on a family farm south of Decatur, near Pana, IL.  Barb lives in Mt. Zion with her husband, Dan.  Between them they have a daughter and two sons, plus three grandchildren.


 Dan Young, CPCU, PFMM, FMDC, Mutual Manager-

Dan joined Central Illinois Mutual in June 2010 as the Marketing Rep. He was named mutual manager in January 2012. Dan began his insurance career in June 1978 as claims adjuster for Federal Kemper Insurance in Decatur, IL. Dan’s past experience also includes technical and management positions in education, marketing, and underwriting, both personal and commercial lines, with companies such as Unitrin P & C, General Casualty, and Indiana Insurance. He earned the CPCU designation in 1989, the Professional Farm Mutual Manager designation in 2013, and the Farm Mutual Director Certification in 2018.  Dan serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and is currently chairman. A long-time Cubs fan, Dan also enjoys college sports. He is also an avid do-it-yourselfer. Dan lives in Mt. Zion, IL with his wife, Barbara. Between them they have a daughter and two sons, plus three grandchildren.

Staff and directors of Central Illinois Mutual at our 125th Anniversary Celebration (1892-2017).


President Mike Beaird accepts a plaque from Jackie Rakers, Executive Director of IAMIC, in recognition of 125 years in business.



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