Germania Today | Spring 2021

Germania welcomes two newmemebers GFMBoard of Directors to its

The Germania Farm Mutual Board of Directors appointed two new members to its board effective Jan. 1, 2021. Laura Deutscher and Victor G. Carrillo will be voted upon by GFM members this April, and if elected, will each serve a three-year term expiring in 2024. “Laura and Victor possess professional skills and personal characteristics that align with Germania’s Core Values and Guiding Principles,” Germania Insurance President and CEO Paul Ehlert said. “Both individuals will be great additions to the Board with their diverse experiences, perspectives, and competencies; and I look forward to working alongside them in the years to come.” A resident of Dallas, Texas, Deutscher earned her bachelor of science in accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984 and a master of business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1995. Deutscher is a certified public accountant and a member of

the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Deutscher is a partner at MVP Advisory Group and is the practice leader for Shared Services. She was recognized as Business Insurance’s “Women to Watch” in 2013 and is a member of Local Chapter 3000. Carrillo holds a bachelor of science in geology from Hardin-Simmons University, a master of science in geology from Baylor University, a juris doctor from the University of Houston Law Center, and a graduate certificate in public management from The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Carrillo is also a member of NACD. Carrillo is a resident of Rockwall, Texas, and currently serves as the executive director of professional responsibility and government affairs for International Leadership of Texas – a public charter school serving approximately 21,000 Texas students. He is a member of Local Chapter 446.


Guacamole Ingredients: 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded, and peeled 1 lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium onion, diced 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 1 clove garlic, minced

Directions: In a large bowl, toss the peeled avocados and lime juice to coat. Drain and reserve the lime juice. Add salt, cumin, and cayenne to the avocados and mash using a potato masher. Then, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic. Add one tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for one hour and then serve.

Adapted from the Food Network

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