President and CEO
CUNA Mutual Group | Madison
Robert Trunzo leads CUNA Mutual Group, a Madison-based insurance and financial services company with over 4,200 employees and annual revenues exceeding $1 billion. Last year, CUNA’s assets under management doubled to $35 billion following its acquisition of Assurant’s prearranged funeral insurance and final expense business. Earlier in his career, Trunzo was Secretary of Development under Gov. Tommy Thompson and chaired the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park Board of Directors as it oversaw the development of American Family Field, then Miller Park.
Education: Bachelor’s, University of Kentucky; J.D., Marquette University Law School
Toughest business challenge you’ve ever faced: “(Becoming) president and CEO in January 2014, developing a new strategy for CUNA Mutual Group. Creating and executing a strong communications and engagement plan to generate buy-in and support from the leaders and employees.”
Which Wisconsin business leaders would you like to have dinner with? “Kevin Conroy and Greg Gard.”
Favorite destinations: “Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Florence, Italy”
Nonprofit cause that has special meaning to you: “My wife, Anne, and I created the Trunzo Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky, which provides financial support for students pursuing internships in politics, government, law or public policy and for students seeking to study abroad.”