First Command’s Leadership
J. Scott Spiker
Chairman of the Board / Chief Executive Officer
J. Scott Spiker joined First Command Financial Services in September 2007, becoming the first Chief Executive Officer recruited from outside the company. Effective January 2017, the company's Board of Directors also elected him as Chairman/CEO. In this dual role, Scott focuses on the continued development of the strategic direction of First Command, reaffirming and strengthening the company's historic commitment to serving our nation's career military families in their pursuit of financial security.
This emphasis aligns with Scott's own history of military service. As a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, he served as the navigator aboard a frigate, undertaking a three–year tour of duty with extensive travel to the Indian Ocean. Scott also served as Head of Enlisted Recruiting for the Midwest Region at Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
Following his military service, Scott served in a number of senior executive roles in the investment, insurance and banking industries. His previous executive leadership positions include: President and CEO of Destiny Health, President and CEO of the Stanton Group, President and COO of Definity Health, and President of the Business Services Group at Dain Rauscher (now RBC). He also served in senior leadership positions at Norwest Corporation (now Wells Fargo Corporation) and Mark Twain Bancshares.
Scott is actively involved in both his community and the financial services industry. In August 2014, he became the Chairman of the Board for United Way of Tarrant County and held that position until July 2016. Since his term ended, he has continued to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. He was also recently elected to the 2018 Board of Directors for the Financial Services Institute, an organization dedicated to ensuring all individuals have access to competent and affordable financial advice, products and services. He will assume this position in January 2018.
A 1977 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Scott holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. He is married and has two daughters.