FBL Financial Group Inc. has promoted Raymond Wasilewski to chief operating officer of its life companies. He will oversee the operations of Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co., the primary operating subsidiary of the West Des Moines-based insurance group. Wasilewski has been FBL's chief administrative officer since May 2013, and previously held the position of vice president for information technology. He holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education and a master's degree in computer information services. "Ray has been the driving force behind many innovations at FBL Financial Group," said James Brannen, FBL Financial Group's CEO, in a release.