As President, Arlan Friesen leads the day-to-day operations of Ambassador Enterprises. Previously he was Chief Executive Administrator, assisting Daryle in his role as CEO and President.
Arlan joined Ambassador Steel in 2004 and led the Distribution and Highway business units. His prior years of 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 obtained 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. Arlan is a board member of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana, the board manager for Correct Craft, and past chair of the Blackhawk Christian School board and the Blackhawk Ministries elder board.
He and his wife Linda have been married 34 years and have four adult children. They are active members of Blackhawk Ministries where they lead a Life Group and shepherd other Life Group leaders. Together they enjoy biking, indoor and outdoor activities, reading, and being with family and friends.