Surety Account Executive, Alaska Construction Practice Leader
It’s difficult to know what Steve Wagner knows better: the surety industry or the Alaskan construction landscape. As a veteran of the industry, Steve specializes in providing bonds and insurance to contractors, many of which ply their trade in the Last Frontier. His approach to his craft is equal parts creating client trust and determining what clients truly need. With a long history of underwriting experience, he’s able to judge which underwriter will best fit those needs, resulting in a quicker process and better product. Steve holds the big three in college degrees for his specialty: A double major bachelor degree in Economics and Finance and a master’s degree in Business Administration, all from Seattle University.
HUB Highlight Crafted a surety solution for a deep-water diving operation (as in 750 feet below the surface). Much larger than anything client had done in the past, beyond typical financial parameters for a firm their size, and well outside their normal geographic footprint. Keys to the solution? Hard work, a creative approach, industry connections and agency clout.