After High School, Russell Janecka served in the military. He became a Russian linguist through the Defense Language Institute and served in the US Air Force Security Service in Berlin, Germany, earning the USAF Commendation and Occupation Medals. During and after his service, he received his business education through Victoria College and the University of Maryland European Division.

Mr. Janecka purchased the family’s independent insurance agency in 1986. He has earned and maintained the industry’s LUTCF and CIC designations. As an active leader in his community, Russell has chaired the boards of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Victoria County United Way, Junior Achievement of Victoria, the Victoria Ballet Theatre and the Victoria Literacy Council. Mr. Janecka led classes as a Junior Achievement mentor and enjoys providing insurance education to young adults. He served ten years on the Victoria City Planning Commission.

Mr. Janecka has served on the board of Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association since 1987 and has been active on its subsidiary boards and committees. He maintains his Farm Mutual Director Certification from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and will earn the NACD Leader Fellowship in 2019.