State Farm Mutual® Automobile Insurance Company
Edward B. Rust, Jr. is chairman of State Farm Mutual® Automobile Insurance Company. Previously, he served 30 years as chief executive of State Farm Mutual and its principal offices.
Rust is former chairman of the Business-Higher Education Forum and the Business Roundtable's Education Initiative. He served on the National (Glenn) Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century and on the No Child Left Behind Commisssion.
He was co-chair of Business Roundtable for more than seven years. He is also past chairman of the American Enterprise Institute, The Financial Services Roundtable, the National Allliance of Business and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. He currently serves as a trustee of Illimois Wesleyan University, and as a vice chair of the board of trustees of The Conference Board.
He is a member of the boards of directors of Caterpillar, Inc., Helmerich and Payne, Inc., and McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan, Rust holds both juris doctor and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University.