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Mike Steele


Wes Steele

Chief Executive Officer
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Andrew Graman

Chief Operating Officer

Steve Sonntag

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Blink

Regional Director, Sales & Marketing

Christine Tollison

Vice President, Technology

Katy Steele Esser

Vice President, People

Karen Canary

Finance Specialist

Katie Conaway

Customer Success Specialist

Scott Felix

Customer Success Manager

Ryan Gibson

Director of Enrollment

Ben Hunter

Customer Success Executive

Kourtney Kumpf

Systems Architect

Joe Lilley

Customer Success Specialist

Johana Losoya

Customer Success Specialist

Lindsey Martin

Senior Systems Architect

Melissa McAlister

Customer Success Executive

Susan Medina

Customer Success Manager
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Kelsie Schnabel

Project Specialist

Nolan Servos

Project Specialist

Susie Stafford

Administrative & Finance Assistant

Katie Steele


Zach Steele

Customer Success Manager

Emma Stiggleman

Customer Success Specialist

Kristen Stowe

Customer Success Manager


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Recent Articles

Andrew Graman Joins Steele as Chief Operating Officer

By madwire | April 13, 2018

Andrew Graman is expected to graduate in May 2020 with an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and will join Steele full-time as COO thereafter. [INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, January 17, 2020] Steele Benefit Services (Steele) is proud to announce and welcome Andrew Graman to the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Graman…

Open Enrollment is Over. Now What?

By madwire | December 21, 2017

For many organizations, the end of the fourth quarter marks the close of benefit enrollment season. Congratulations, you survived.  But as you know, you aren’t done just yet. The new year brings new tasks and challenges for human resources. In this article, we will explore how benefit administration systems are taking away the pain of…

The Invisible Line Between Private Exchanges and Benefit Administration Systems

By madwire | September 19, 2017

The Invisible Line Between Private Exchanges and Benefits Administration Systems by Wes Steele Whether you call healthcare cost trend 6% or 11%, there is one thing beyond dispute. Healthcare costs are rising. Costs have more than doubled over the past 10 years. Employers are looking for ways to project and control costs – wellness programs,…

Health Insurance for Young Adults

By madwire | September 18, 2017

Health Insurance Options for Young Adults Health insurance is a critical benefit for all Americans to have.  Health insurance ensures access to the healthcare system and protects your finances in the event you need medical care. It can be confusing for young Americans to understand what your options are.  This informational article is designed to…

Steele Named Smart Buy Partner by NGCOA

By madwire | September 6, 2017

National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) Names Steele Benefit Services As Smart Buy Partner Charleston, S.C. (September 6, 2017) The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) has named Steele Benefit Services as a Smart Buy Partner. NGCOA members can now offer their employees access to Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer and Hospital benefit products at group…

Don’t Just See the Forest Through the Trees: Embrace the Entire Eco-System

By madwire | July 6, 2017

Don’t Just See the Forest through the Trees: Embrace the Entire Eco-System Written by Wes Steele May 4, 2017 A dive into career and life lessons we can draw from Steve Uzzell, a man who built his career and spent much of his life taking photographs for National Geographic. What can a National Geographic photographer…

Why Implement a Benefit Administration System

By madwire | June 22, 2017

The insurance industry is navigating higher compliance expectations and legal “hoops”  now more than ever. This has led to an incredible burden for employers.  Before looking at increasing personnel to keep up with regulations and employee expectations, you may want to consider implementing a benefit administration system. A benefit administration system offers a full range of…

Audit Reveals Pay or Play Enforcement Issues

By madwire | May 9, 2017

Have you been wondering when the IRS was going to assess the “Pay or Play” penalties outlined in the Affordable Care Act? 2016 was categorized as another good faith filing year, and you wouldn’t be alone if you were questioning where does this leave us for 2017. As we have all seen in the headlines,…

Leadership Lessons Learned from the Chicago Cubs

By madwire | May 3, 2017

In October of 2011 the Cubs wrapped up a season finishing 20 games under .500 baseball. The team hasn’t played in the World Series since 1945 and hasn’t won it all since 1908. But on October 12, 2011 the Cubs hired Theo Epstein as President and Jed Hoyer as GM, and the organization began to…

School Corporation Case Study

By madwire | April 12, 2017

Challenge: Efficiently and accurately processing over 1200 paper enrollment forms, three times the workload of the previous annual open enrollment period without additional staff. Summary: A company of 400 employees holds open enrollment using paper forms. In the past, one company provided medical, dental and vision benefits, due to program changes there were now three…

Hear from our Customers

Perfect!!!! You have saved me so much time!

- Megan Bell, Chief Financial Officer, New Castle School Corporation

Thank you! You do not know how much of a relief this was to not have to do this filing! You all are awesome.

- Dana Ochs, Payroll Officer, Jennings County Schools

Thank you, for all your help with this. This was a major help for me that you completed it. I am so very thankful you were able to complete this for Paoli Community School Corp! 

- Cindy Eubank, Deputy Treasurer, Paoli Community School Corporation

Mike – you the man – thanks for both the great work and getting permission to share the satisfaction!

We love the system and all it can do.  We love the quick response for Mike and Melissa on everything we need.  I wish all of our vendors were as thorough as Steele!

- Jill Britt, Director of Human Resources, Franklin Township Community Schools