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Arlan Friesen

About Arlan Friesen

Arlan led Ambassador Enterprises’ day-to-day operations from 2014 until 2020 and has since focused primarily on the nonprofit market, including in his current role as EVP of Public Impact. Additionally, he is a board member of Love Fort Wayne, board chair for Correct Craft, and chair of the Doden Legacy Trustees.

He joined Ambassador Steel in 2004 and led the Distribution and Highway business units. His prior corporate experience with Lincoln Financial Group and Mutual Security Life included positions as Vice President of Employer-Sponsored Annuity Operations, Chief Information Officer, and leadership roles in Information Technology Planning and Architecture, Information Security, and Information Systems Development.

Arlan graduated summa cum laude from Taylor University with a B.S. in Mathematics Systems. He earned his MBA from Indiana University, Fort Wayne. Arlan is a member of the Life Management Institute and has been a Registered Representative and Principal with the National Association of Securities Dealers.

He and his wife Linda have been married for 39 years and have four children and seven grandchildren. They are active members of Blackhawk Ministries, where Arlan previously served as chair of the Blackhawk Christian School board and the Blackhawk Ministries elder board. Together, they lead a Life Group and serve as deacons. They enjoy biking and walking, indoor and outdoor activities, reading, and being with family and friends.

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