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Michael C. (Mike) Davidson, CLU®, retired January, 2012 as vice chairman and chief agency and marketing officer at State Farm® in Bloomington, IL.
Davidson joined State Farm in 1978 as an agent in Richmond, Mo. He became agency manager in Kansas City, Mo., in 1981 and agency director in the Missouri-Kansas Region in 1984. He was named executive assistant – agency at corporate headquarters in 1990 and became deputy regional vice president – agency in the Birmingham, Ala. office in 1991. He returned to corporate headquarters in 1994 as vice president – agency.
He was appointed regional vice president of the Illinois Regional Office in Bloomington in 1998 and became senior vice president of the Great Lakes Zone in 2002. He returned to corporate headquarters in 2003 as senior vice president and member of the Chairman’s Council. He served as vice chairman and chief agency and marketing officer beginning in 2005.
During his tenure at State Farm, he was also executive vice president of State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, and executive vice president and chief agency and marketing officer of State Farm Life Insurance Company, State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company and State Farm Annuity and Life Insurance Company.
Davidson is a member of the board of directors of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. He has served on the board of directors of State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm Life Insurance Company and State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company, State Farm Annuity and Life Insurance Company, State Farm VP Management Corp., State Farm International Services, and State Farm Lloyds, Inc.
A Missouri native, Davidson received a bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State University. He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designation from The American College in 1993.
Davidson served as a member of the St. Jude Board of Directors – Midwest Affiliate. He was also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American College in 2010-11, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Life Insurance Council.
In April 2012, Davidson was appointed to The American College’s faculty as Adjunct Professor of Agency Excellence.
Davidson and his wife, Patti, reside in Bloomington.