IFM Names Aaron Cocking Executive Vice President
Bloomington, MN: (Wednesday October 23, 2019) – The Insurance Federation of Minnesota announces the hiring of Aaron Cocking as Executive Vice President of the IFM.
Cocking was officially elected as an officer of the Federation by the IFM’s Board of Directors at the Federation’s 105th Annual Meeting held today at the offices of Western National Insurance in Edina.
“We are pleased to bring aboard someone of Aaron’s caliber,” said Insurance Federation of Minnesota President Bob Johnson. “He brings both excellent association management skills along with government affairs experience to our team.”
Cocking joins the IFM after spending the last seven years at the Minnesota Association of Farm Mutual Insurance Companies, where he has served as President & CEO since 2014.
A native of Marshalltown, Iowa, Cocking graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration.
Cocking worked on U.S. Senator Norm Coleman’s staff before becoming Director of Legislative Assistants for the Minnesota State Senate. He left government to work for the Republican Party of Minnesota as Research Director from 2009-2011. He rejoined Senate Staff in January 2011 where he served as Committee Administrator for the Senate Commerce Committee until September 2012, when he joined the staff at MAFMIC as Director of Government Affairs.
Aaron and his wife Kristie live with their two children in Albertville, where Aaron serves on the City Council.