West Des Moines, IA – The Homesteaders Life Company Board of Directors has appointed Steve
Shaffer as the company’s 10th President and CEO in a vote that marked the final step of the
company’s strategically planned leadership transition.
“Steve Shaffer’s appointment was a clear and easy choice for the Board,” affirmed Homesteaders
Chairman and outgoing President and CEO Steve Lang. “Over the last few years, he has shown
remarkable commitment to our company and earned the confidence of our funeral home
customers, marketing partners and employees. He is ideally placed to ensure Homesteaders’
“Homesteaders is well positioned to continue its tradition of growth, profitability and financial
strength,” observed Shaffer. “Steve Lang has been diligent in preparing for this transition, and I
am honored to assume custodianship of the company.”
Prior to joining Homesteaders as COO in 2014, Shaffer co-founded and served as President and
CEO of Foundation Partners Group, LLC, and was a co-founder and CFO of Keystone Group
Holdings, Inc. He has served as a Funeral Service Foundation Trustee since 2010 and was the
Foundation’s 2014-15 Board Chair.
Shaffer’s appointment will take effect on March 15. Lang was recently reelected to the Board for
another five-year term and will continue to serve as Chairman through February 2019.
Homesteaders Life Company is a national leader providing products and services to promote
and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses. Visit
homesteaderslife.com to learn more.