CEO Lisa Bickus on NAIFA IL Board

Congratulations to 1891 Financial Life CEO Lisa Bickus!

January 27, 2023

We are excited to announce that Lisa Bickus, CEO of 1891 Financial Life has joined the Board of NAIFA Illinois as a Director of IFAPAC and Government Relations Director. Her leadership skills are welcomed by the NAIFA Board as well as all members.

Lisa has served as the CEO of 1891 Financial Life (previously National Catholic Society of Foresters) since 2017. Prior to serving as the CEO, she acted as the Chief Operating Officer for 2 years. Lisa began her tenure as the National Treasurer in 2014.

She has also enjoyed 20 years of service in the financial and banking industry where she held roles as Vice President in Commercial Lending, Vice President Treasury Management, Vice President Small Business, Officer of Foreign Exchange Trading desk, Officer of Internal Audit and Officer & Manager of Retail Branch Banking. One of her most rewarding responsibilities is to lead teams of dedicated and passionate individuals.

Lisa serves as a school board member at Lockport Township High School in Illinois. She is a proud member of the Lockport Women’s club, Lockport Rotarian, Lockport Chamber, as well as a member and a volunteer in several other community organizations within Lockport. She has been a business owner with her husband since 2008 and holds a Life and Health Producer license. Lisa earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Northern Illinois University.

About 1891 Financial Life

At 1891 Financial Life we don’t just sell policies, we offer possibilities. We pride ourselves on giving back to the communities that we serve by providing quality and comprehensive insurance solutions. We are a not-for-profit, community-based life insurance organization, which means the sales from these financial service products help fund member benefits along with social, educational, and volunteer programs designed to respond to community needs.

Our portfolio is extensive, ranging from various life insurance policies to our MYGA to support your financial needs no matter what stage of life you’re in. For more information, contact us at