Emerging Leaders Spotlight: Kevin Boeckenstedt

Throughout the year, CIRB will spotlight members of the 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Program and share about their experience in the program.

Kevin Boeckenstedt
Special Projects Manager, Crop Risk Services
Kevin Boeckenstedt serves the Crop Risk Services (CRS) team through his role at the intersection of technology, innovation, and claims. Boeckenstedt began working with CRS in 2010 as a System Support Technician, overseeing several aspects of information technology within the organization. Throughout the years, his responsibility has expanded to serve as a database administrator, and now as Special Projects Manager for the company.
Prior to his time at CRS, Boeckenstedt worked at the United Parcel Services in the technology department, during which he worked on servers, wiring, workstations, and laptops, giving him a strong foundation for his current position.
Boeckenstedt attended the 2019 CIRB Annual Meeting for the first time as a member of the Emerging Leaders Program. “I was extremely impressed with the format, docket of speakers and the networking opportunities,” he explained, “I found Jim Wiesemeyer’s policy forecast both entertaining and very informative. A close second was Steve Webersen from Conning Inc. who did a thoroughly fantastic job of laying out the current AIP and re-insurance company landscape. Overall, the Annual Meeting is one that should be a priority on the calendar for any crop insurance professional.”
Boeckenstedt has a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries from Lincoln Christian University. Born and raised in Illinois, his family now resides in Decatur. You can follow him on twitter at @73Boeck.
The Emerging Leaders Program is designed to equip up-and-coming professionals on key policy issues and prepare them to be effective advocates for the crop insurance industry. All participants are employees of CIRB’s growing membership, which includes both crop insurance and reinsurance companies.