Steve Olmstead was appointed acting Ethics and Compliance Officer by Sarasota County Administrator Thomas A. Harmer effective March 24.
Olmstead will continue to serve as Sarasota County’s risk manager, a position he has held since 2008, overseeing the Safety & Risk Management division. In his new role, he will provide oversight of the Ethics and Compliance program and work closely with all county departments and the Clerk of the Circuit Court to proactively respond to the organization’s ethics and compliance needs.
Olmstead joined Sarasota County Government in 2001 as a benefits analyst and later became the risk manager, where he is responsible for management, oversight and analysis in the areas of property/casualty insurance, claims and safety.
Olmstead has more than 18 years of experience in the areas of workers’ compensation, risk management and employee benefits administration and has earned the Certified in Workers’ Compensation Litigation (CWCL) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designations. He is currently the vice president of the Southwest Florida Public Risk Management Association.
Olmstead has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Illinois State University. He began his career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in 1994, where he participated in their management training program and served as a claims team manager for their second largest customer.
Olmstead is married and has four children.