Steven Handmaker is the Chief Marketing Officer of Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company. He serves as a member of Assurance’s executive management team and is responsible for the company’s marketing, communications, branding and digital media efforts. He leads a productive team of creative professionals whose efforts spur the company’s growth and profitability. His primary marketing responsibilities include: promoting marketplace differentiation; driving visibility, interest and traffic; mining consumer and competitor insights; enhancing the client experience; and flavoring the corporate culture to maximize employee engagement.
Steven’s become a sought-after public speaker on a variety of topics related to marketing corporate culture and building a “Best Place to Work.” Over the past 15 years, he’s leveraged the power of employee engagement and marketplace differentiation into more than 100 national and local recognitions for Assurance as a top workplace. During this time, Assurance revenues increased by 600%.
In 2015, The CMO Club presented Steven with its national Leadership Award for demonstrated success in building, leading, and motivating a high-performing organization. In 2017, he was honored as a President’s Circle Award recipient.
Steven’s passionate about his family, friends, the Chicago Cubs, Bruce Springsteen, marketing, purple cows, travel and exercise.