Steve Bushnell is a highly experienced insurance and risk management professional with more than 40 years of underwriting, marketing, product development, management and leadership experience with various U.S. property & casualty insurers - most recently as Senior Director for Commercial Insurance at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company (part of the Allianz Group).
Steve is widely recognized as a risk-focused expert on green buildings operations and the broader business, economic and risk management implications of climate, energy and other sustainability challenges. While at Fireman’s Fund, he led development of the industry’s first customized insurance policies and risk services for green buildings. Steve also served on the Allianz Group's global Climate Change Center of Competency to support the introduction of related offerings throughout their key global markets.
Steve has served in advisory and board capacities for state/local organizations like the California Sustainability Alliance (an investor-owned utilities funded organization focuses on energy efficiency, climate action, “smart growth” principles, renewable energy development, water-use efficiency, waste management, and transportation management within California), national organizations like the U.S. Green Building Council (where he served as the first Insurance Chair on the national board of directors and was elected to the RELi Resiliency steering committee), and international organizations like Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Steve has also contributed extensively to sustainability-related industry research and standard development, and has been cited as an expert in both trade journals and local and national media. He has delivered more than 100 presentations to audiences ranging from industry groups, insurance regulators and other policymakers to environmental NGOs.
Steve holds professional certifications as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). He completed his MBA in Sustainability from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture, and graduated from Northern Illinois University. Steve currently resides in Madison, WI.
Stephen Bushnell + Associates is an independent member firm of SEM Advisors,
a division of Sustainable Enterprise Management (SEM Group, Inc.)