Ernie Weeks Joins Farmers Alliance Board of Directors

Ernest W. “Ernie” Weeks has been elected as a Director for the Farmers Alliance Companies, effective August 14, 2021. Weeks joins the Farmers Alliance team, providing guidance, direction and oversight for the Companies’ property and casualty insurance operations. According to Brian Lopata, President and Chief Executive Officer, “I am extremely pleased that Ernie has joined our Board of Directors. Having concluded a stellar career in our industry in another region of the country, he brings additional perspective along with a strong commitment to our companies’ mission and vision.” He added, “Ernie’s focus on serving customers throughout his career will ultimately benefit our customers, as our Directors work to support the company’s strategic plan. He certainly understands the importance of delivering on the promises we make to our policyholders with each policy we write.”

Weeks, a native of rural, upstate New York, is retired from more than 40 years of management experience with mutual insurance companies, having led Underwriting, Sales and Customer Service departments for many years. He is a graduate of St John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. As evidence of his strong commitment to the community, he has provided leadership to numerous community foundations, associations and organizations, including leadership positions on the local township governing board.

Chairman of the Board, Keith Birkhead also commented, “We are extremely pleased to have Ernie join our Board of Directors, and look forward to his contributions. He has already created connections with our current Board, and I can see that his experience will benefit us all right away. Most of all, he understands and appreciates the culture we’ve developed at Farmers Alliance, and is commited to supporting and growing our company in the future.”