Steve Olmstead serves as the Ethics & Compliance Officer, HIPAA Privacy Officer, ADA / Title VI Coordinator and county Risk Manager.

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 23 years of experience in the areas of risk management, workers’ compensation and employee benefits administration. He has earned several professional designations, including the Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified in Workers’ Compensation Litigation (CWCL) and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). He is currently the 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 five children.