Steve Leesman


In 1981, Steve, along with John Sutter and Dane Turner, founded Midwestern Insurance Associates Agency, Inc. He has served as president since that time.

Steve is experienced in all lines of insurance. He specializes in employee benefits, with clients across Illinois and surrounding states.

Steve has volunteered for various community activities through the years. These include:

• Served two terms as president of the Atlanta Rotary Club
• Served five terms as president of the Minier Business Association
• Served ten terms as chairman of the Minier Christmas Parade
• His special interest is the Olympia Progressive Baseball Association. He was a founding member and long time president. Steve also coached over 800 games.

Steve resides in Minier, IL. He has been married to his wife, Annette, since 1979. They have four children.

Annette Leesman

Office Manager

Annette began her Midwestern Insurance career in 1987. She is the office manager as well as the head of the customer division. She specializes in solving employee benefit claim problems and is a tireless advocate for her clients, often able to mediate a favorable outcome under the most difficult situations.

Annette enjoys traveling and golfing, but her main interest is the happiness of her family. She resides in Minier, IL with her husband, Steve. Married since 1979, they have four children.

Lance Leesman


Lance has been with Midwestern Insurance since 2007. He sells all lines of insurance and heads the property and casualty division. His specialty is the bar/restaurant market.

When not working, Lance enjoys traveling with his wife, Courtney. He is an avid Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan.

Luke Leesman

Luke joined Midwestern Insurance team in 2011. Luke heads the individual product department and is also in charge of technology.

Jerry Zimmer


Jerry came to the agency in 2013 with 28 years in the insurance industry. He specializes in property and casualty insurance for business, home, farm, and crop insurance.

Jessica Deterding

Employee Benefits

Jessica Deterding joined Midwestern Insurance Associates Agency, Inc. in 2003. She specializes in employee benefits by assisting in the sales process and providing quality service to our clients. She is instrumental in supporting our office and our customers’ needs.

Jessica lives in rural Minier on her family’s farm, with her husband and two children. She enjoys her family and time with friends while she is not working.

Cindy Peek

Office Assistant

Cindy has worked at Midwestern Insurance Associates since 1987 assisting clients with day-to-day customer service needs.