Lexington, KY – The Board of Directors for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI) has selected Jon E. Stewart as the next President & CEO of KEMI. Stewart will assume this role upon the retirement of Roger Fries, KEMI’s current President & CEO.
“Jon is a respected leader at KEMI and has a proven track record in both the finance and insurance industries,” said David Snowden, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Under Roger’s leadership for the last seventeen years KEMI has achieved remarkable success, and after a nationwide search we have absolute confidence that Jon is the right person to lead the company into the future.”
Stewart has been with KEMI since 1997. The last six years he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of KEMI where he has overseen all the financial aspects of the company. These responsibilities have included managing KEMI’s investment portfolio, annual operating budgets and the rate making process.
Stewart is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The Ohio State University. He currently serves on several national insurance related committees. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Stewart lives in Nicholasville, Kentucky with his wife Melissa and their daughter Annie. Their son Hunter is currently attending Vanderbilt University.