Edward B. Rust, Jr.

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Edward Barry Rust Jr. (born August 3, 1950)[1] is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Bloomington, Illinois. He is also president and chief executive officer of State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm Life Insurance Company and other principal State Farm affiliates. His father Edward Sr. and his grandfather Adlai Rust before him also led State Farm.

A native of Illinois, Rust joined State Farm in 1975. He is the son of Edward Barry Rust Sr., who was the former chief executive officer and chairman of State Farm Insurance Companies. He became president and chief executive officer in 1985 and was elected to the additional post of chairman of the board in 1987.[citation needed]

A graduate of Bloomington High School in 1968 and then a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Rust holds both juris doctor and master of business degrees from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He serves on the boards of directors of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois.; and Helmerich and Payne, Inc.

He is also on the board of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., New York, NY [2] and is one of two co-chairs of the Business Roundtable. The chairman, Harold McGraw III is CEO of McGraw-Hill companies.

Awards & Recognition[edit]

In 2012, ExecReps ranked Edward Rust as the #6 CEO on ExecRank's Top Chief Executive List. [3]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marty Liquori
Thomas Lewis Lyons
Cliff Meely
Kurt L. Schmoke
Joe Theismann
Jack Youngblood
Silver Anniversary Awards (NCAA)
Class of 1997
Tommy Casanova
Jack Ford
David Joyner
Edward B. Rust Jr.
James Tedisco
Herb Washington
Succeeded by
Gary Hall, Sr.
Lawrie Mifflin
Drew Pearson
Cynthia Potter
Sally Ride
Harry Smith