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After graduating from University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Michel McCord returned home to join the family business, Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company. He started his career as a special sales representative, and advanced to become vice president of sales in 1974, receiving his Chartered Life Underwriter Designation that same year. In 1983 Michel became president of the firm before moving to chairman, president, and chief executive officer in 1990. His dedication and passion for the mission of Illinois Mutual led him to a successful career of 45 years.
Michel was the fourth generation to run the company, a feat many family-owned businesses are unable to reach with such a level of success and growth. His leadership saw the company ranked at number 127 of the Top 200 Life Writers in the U.S. with more than $1.2 billion in assets.