Steve Herrig serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of SUNZ Insurance Company, Inc. He is responsible for the vision and overall performance of SUNZ. Mr. Herrig formulates policies and executes the company’s short and long term strategy. As Director and advocate of SUNZ, he serves as a direct liaison between the Board and management of the company and communicates to the Board on behalf of management.
Mr. Herrig founded Progressive Employer Services, LLC in May of 1999 and served as Chief Executive Officer during his tenure. Prior to starting Progressive, Mr. Herrig worked in the insurance industry for 16 years and was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Elite Agency Services and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Advantage Insurance Agency which was merged into Connell & Herrig in 1991. He eventually sold this company to focus on growing Progressive. In 2004 and 2006, he was nominated as Entrepreneur of the year by the Gulf Coast Business Review for the Sarasota/Bradenton area. Mr. Herrig was named the Entrepreneur of the year in 2007 by Gulf Coast Business Review.
Mr. Herrig earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque in 1983. He also holds active 220 and 218 licenses.