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Jerry Semler

Jerry Semler
Chairman Emeritus
American United Mutual Insurance Holding Company

Jerry Semler joined American United Life Insurance in 1959 and spent a long and storied career with the company. He rose to the rank of President in 1980, Chief Executive Officer in 1989 and Chairman in 1991. He also served as Chairman and Director of OneAmerica Financial Partners. He has served as Chairman Emeritus of American United Mutual Insurance Holding Company since 2007.

Dr. Semler has been active in a multitude of industry and civic organizations, including the Catholic Community Foundation, the Indiana and Indianapolis Chambers of Commerce, Indianapolis Downtown Inc., Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, and United Way of Central Indiana. He has received several honors, including the 2003 Michael A. Carroll Award and the 2004 Indiana Business Leader of the Year. He was given the Sagamore of the Wabash award from four Indiana governors.

Dr. Semler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Economics and an Honorary Doctorate from Purdue University, as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Marian University.