John Paule

  • Dean's Advisory Council Member


West Des Moines, Iowa
’78 Computer Science, Iowa State University
Retired, Executive Vice President, FBL Financial Group, Inc.

Paule currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee for Homesteaders Life Insurance. He also sits on two private company corporate boards and on the External Advisory Council of the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University.

Prior to this he held the position of executive vice president of FBL Financial Group where he served for 13 years. He also served in various marketing and sales management positions for a Fortune 50 multinational technology company for 19 years.

Paule is a past president for the West Des Moines Board of Education, the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of West Des Moines. He is the past treasurer of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and a past director of Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, the Iowa College Foundation, and Des Moines General Hospital Foundation.

He is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and an Iowa State University Alumni Association Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award recipient. Paule is also a lifetime member of the Alumni Association and a member of the Order of the Knoll.