Steve joined GCG Risk Management Consultants — which is the Property & Casualty Insurance arm of GCG — in 2009. Under Steve’s leadership, the practice has grown rapidly, acquiring key talent and deepening its relationships with key industry carriers to provide broader markets to clients. Steve’s innovative and customized client solutions have helped build strong client relationships. Steve’s clients value his technical focus and sound business advice. The primary market segment is medium-sized to large businesses with an additional emphasis on personal insurance for individuals. GCG provides risk management advice and insurance solutions to hundreds of clients and represents the leading insurance carriers in the Property & Casualty industry. Steve began his career at Lawton-Byrne-Bruner Insurance Agency (LBB), the largest insurance brokerage firm in St. Louis at the time. During his 12-year career there he was elected Senior Vice President and then became an owner of the firm. In 1986 Steve was instrumental in the sale of LBB to Marsh & McLennan, Inc., at which time Steve was named Managing Director (the firm’s highest professional designation). Over the next 24 years, he held numerous positions including head of the St. Louis Office for 15 years. During that time the office had about 200-250 employees and achieved revenues exceeding $50 million annually. Steve was responsible for serving many of the largest corporations in St. Louis, including Anheuser-Busch, Southwestern Bell (AT&T), May Department Stores Co., Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Ralston Purina Company. Steve and his wife live in Lake Forest, Illinois and they have four grown children. Steve is active in a number of clubs and other organizations in the Chicago area. Education: B.A., Bowdoin College, 1974.