About Us

Midwestern Insurance was incorporated in June of 1981, by Steve Leesman, John Sutter, and Dane Turner. From the beginning, MIA has provided an employee benefits division, partnered with a property/casualty operation.

Steve Leesman has been the president of the company since the start, providing stability through the many changes over the last 30 years. He has headed the employee benefits division since inception, supported by a staff of customer service professionals. Most of these employees have been with the company for over 10 years. The employee benefits division specializes in group health, dental, vision and retirement plans.

The property/casualty division was led by Larry McMahon from 1987 until his passing in 2012. Lance Leesman was Larry’s main partner, and assumed leadership of this division upon his passing. Jerry Zimmer joined the company in 2013. Jerry is a key contributor, bringing over 30 years of experience and excellence in the property and casualty field.

Midwestern Insurance continues to grow from its humble beginnings to an agency recognized for outstanding customer service throughout the Midwest. We look forward to continuing meeting the needs and challenges of our loyal customer base.