Lee Topps - Vice Chair

Lee ToppsLee recently retired after a 42 year career in the insurance industry.  He served as Executive Vice President, Director of Insurance Operations, for Federated Insurance Company at the time of his retirement.  During his career he served in every operational area of the insurance business including underwriting, marketing, claims, risk management and human resources.  He also served on the board of directors of Great Northern Insurance Company. 

Lee holds an undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University and completed the University of Michigan, Executive Program.   Lee served honorably in the United States Marine Corp and is an honorably discharged veteran. 

Lee has served on numerous civic, advisory and not-for-profit boards including National Urban League, INROADS of Minnesota, Business Advisory Board for Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Business Advisory Board for University of Arizona Finance Department.  He has been recognized as a founder of the National Insurance Industry Association and served as that organizations chairman from 1983 to 1986.

Since retirement he has embarked on a new business venture and joined the board of Gamma Mu Educational Service, Inc. and advisory board for Omega Youth Leadership Academy.  In addition to his work and community involvement activities, he enjoys running, golf and time with family.