Steven Handmaker Wins The CMO Club's Leadership Award
Drumroll, please! Steven Handmaker, our Chief Marketing Officer, was recently awarded The CMO Club’s Leadership Award. He joined an impressive group of CMOs who are shaping, changing and challenging the world of modern marketing. Taking inspiration from Bruce Springsteen, as well as his peers in the industry, Steven is the force behind why we stand out from the competition. He took our quirky office culture and turned it into a brand that differentiates Assurance in the often-times monotonous world of insurance brokers. We see his talent and enthusiasm at work every day in the office, now it’s your turn.
Check out his recent interview with Social Media Today to find out why he was born to run the marketing team.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anthony (Tony) Chimino has been the CEO of Assurance for over twenty years. His driving ideology for the company is a complete and dedicated focus on creating value for clients through business, benefits and risk management improvements. As CEO, he’s responsible for the strategic direction of Assurance and the development of a highly effective executive team. Under his leadership, Assurance has become one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in the U.S., placing over $1 billion in premiums annually for businesses and individuals. The company has grown to over 400 employees and has earned more than 100 local and national awards for client service and being a Best Place to Work, including recognition from Business Insurance and Fortune magazine. Tony earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Benedictine University in Finance and Philosophy. In 1997, he achieved a law degree from Kent Law School, and later went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. Tony has his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and is an active member in the Illinois State Bar Association and Vistage International. He has a passion for philanthropy and serves as a board member for a number of charities that help children in need.