Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Rodeffer is called as Brethren Benefit Trust's chief financial officer.

Jerry Rodeffer begins Nov. 19 as chief financial officer of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. In this role, he will direct BBT's finance department and oversee management of BBT's eight national investment managers and the company's investment system that secures the assets of more than 400 Brethren Foundation clients and 4,300 Brethren Pension Plan members.

Rodeffer has held the position previously, when from Nov. 1990 to July 1994 he served as BBT's chief financial officer and treasurer. During his tenure as Brethren Foundation director, the organization grew to service 75 participating Church of the Brethren-affiliated members with assets of $26 million. Today the Foundation's assets exceed $120 million.

He has worked in banking or in private business for the past 14 years. He has served as a personal banker at Washington Mutual in Seattle, Wash., since June 2007. He also worked for Washington Mutual from Dec. 2002 to July 2004 as a loan officer. From 1994-2002, and again from 2004-07, he managed a multimillion dollar business that bred, developed, and marketed elite genetics from high-producing dairy cattle.

Rodeffer holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and a master of Business Administration from the University of Washington. He is a member of Olympic View Church of the Brethren in Seattle.

Source: 11/5/2008 Newsline

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