President and CEO
West Bend Mutual | West Bend
Kevin Steiner is president and chief executive officer of West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., one of the largest employers in Washington County. Steiner, who joined the company in 1994, was named president in 2008 and CEO the following year. At year’s end in 2021, the firm reported $1.64 billion in direct written premium and wrote a record $220 million of new business. The company has grown its territory in recent years to now include Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
West Bend Mutual Insurance has roughly 1,500 employees, about 850 of whom are local. It is actively involved in its home town, helping fund the city’s Downtown Riverwalk project, the Historic West End Theatre renovation, West Bend Baseball Association’s Carl M. Kuss Field renovation and a new multi-sport court in Regner Park. The company distributed $2.3 million in community support grants last year. The West Bend Mutual brand has also grown in recent years in Milwaukee with its sponsorship of a luxury loft seating area in Fiserv Forum.
Steiner serves on the Kettle Moraine YMCA board of directors and was a 2022 co-chair of United Way of Washington County’s campaign.
Education: Bachelor’s, University of Wisconsin-River Falls; MBA, UW-Eau Claire.