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Steve Schill Joins Johnson Insurance as Senior Vice President, Commercial Insurance

Schill will have offices in downtown Milwaukee and Madison.

By - Aug 29th, 2017 04:58 pm
Steve Schill. Photo courtesy of Johnson Financial Group.

Steve Schill. Photo courtesy of Johnson Financial Group.

MILWAUKEE, WI. August 21, 2017. Joanne Szymaszek, President of Johnson Insurance Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Schill as Senior Vice President, Commercial Insurance. Schill will have offices in downtown Milwaukee and Madison and will spend time in each region companywide leading a team of over 40 licensed sales professionals to provide personalized insurance solutions to commercial clients.

“With more than 30 years in the insurance industry, Steve’s breadth of knowledge and experience spans both operations and sales, enabling him to strategically focus on the big picture for our clients,” said Szymaszek. “He has been commended by his peers for his commitment and ability to grow existing talent and develops mentorship programs. Steve will be an invaluable asset as we continue to enhance our resources and cultivate our workforce to create an exceptional client experience.”

Schill began his career at Sentry Insurance in Stevens Point, Wisconsin 30 years ago. Most recently, Schill served as Senior Vice President and Practice Leader with Cottingham Insurance in Iowa. Additionally, Steve previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Haake Companies and as Regional Underwriting Executive at Crum & Forster in Kansas. His expertise lies in Property and Casualty insurance in addition to understanding risk perspective from both a company and carrier standpoint.

“I am looking forward to being back in my hometown of Wisconsin where I will continue to give back to people, the industry, and the community,” said Schill. “I’m here to help our clients protect what they’ve built and help make their business better than it is today.”

A resident of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Schill graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation. Schill is active in local charities and community organizations as a former Board member of the Boy Scouts of America and an active participant with United Way. Additionally, he looks forward to becoming active in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Milwaukee.

Johnson Insurance Services was started in the late 1980s. With offices in Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Appleton, Madison, Janesville, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Arizona, the agency now employs over 180 people. Johnson Insurance Services is one of the largest privately held independent agencies in the state.

Johnson Financial Group is a premier, privately owned financial services company offering comprehensive financial solutions through Johnson Bank, Johnson Insurance and Cleary Gull Advisors. As trusted partners, Johnson Financial Group associates work together to sustain thriving futures for business, individuals and communities. The $4 billion financial services company operates in Wisconsin, Arizona and Minnesota. Principal owners of Johnson Financial Group are members of the Samuel C. Johnson family. Helen Johnson-Leipold is Chairman of Johnson Financial Group in Racine, Wisconsin. For more information visit, and

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