Michael Kesmodel


Mike_bioPrincipal, Vice President of Agency Development

A Principal of Stemler, McTighe & Lewis, Mike Kesmodel has been a licensed life and health insurance agent for over 20 years. As a consultant for employer groups, Mike develops new and unique strategies for placement of products, including fully-insured and self-funded.

Mike began his insurance career in 1989 as an agent with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He specialized primarily in the individual life and disability market and its’ applications for business owners. After two years with NML, Mike joined the group medical side of the insurance business as a health & welfare consultant with a local benefits brokerage firm, specializing in large and small groups, school districts and association plans. Now with over 20 years’ of group benefits expertise, Mike has worked with and saved hundreds of employer groups significant dollars with his innovative strategies.

Mike is a Self-Insurance Certified Specialist. He also has his GBA, or Group Benefits Associate, designation and is a current candidate in the CEBS or Certified Employee Benefits Specialist program.

Mike earned a B.S. in Marketing from San Diego State University and a Master’s in Business Administration at California State University, Sacramento.

Mike is married and lives in Sacramento with his wife and son Nico.

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