Gary R. Semmer, Partner - Sales, Esser Hayes Insurance Group
ESSER HAYES INSURANCE GROUP
Gary Semmer started out as a commercial insurance underwriter with Travelers, then known as St. Paul Insurance Company. He later became an account executive at Spillman & Wotyla – the predecessor to Esser Hayes – and worked his way up to bedome vice president and partner in 1985. Today, Semmer serves as EVP and partner at Esser Hayes, an IIABA Best Practices Agency and choice insurance employer in the Midwest region.
Semmer has long been an active member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois. He was president from 1997 to 1998 and received the Cartwright Award in 2007 for numerous years of service to IIAI and on behalf of agents and brokers in Illinois. He also served on the board of governors of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors [CIC] for the National Alliance of Insurance and Education & Research from 1993 to 1999, and has conducted seminars for the Society of CIC and Illinois State University’s Katie School of Insurance.