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WEA Trust Appoints New President and CEO


Madison, Wisconsin – WEA Insurance Corporation (WEA Trust) appoints new President and CEO, Mike Quist effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Quist joined the company in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer and has served in a variety of executive leadership roles at WEA Trust prior to becoming President and CEO.

“Mike has the talent, passion and drive to lead WEA Trust to new heights,” said Mary Theisen, Chair of the Board of Directors. “His experience in the insurance industry and the WEA Trust, his commitment to our employees and the members of our plans, and his plans and strategies for improving market share and health care quality make him a great fit to lead the WEA Trust.”

Mr. Quist has spent the majority of his career in the insurance industry and has held a variety of executive positions in both the insurance and consulting industries.

“As a lifelong resident of Wisconsin, I’m honored to lead this company as we continue to provide top quality health insurance to public employees of this state,” Mr. Quist said. “Health care has been and will continue to be an important topic of discussion in this country. It can be confusing and costly. WEA Trust was created specifically to help our members get the care they needed and I’m proud to say we’re as committed to that purpose as we’ve ever been.”

Under Mr. Quist’s leadership, WEA Trust will be emphasizing increased public employee market share and managing health care costs through customer and member engagement.

“This is an exciting time for WEA Trust—we have evolved to anticipate new health care challenges and I think our customers and members will be very happy with the direction we’re going.”

The WEA Trust provides group health insurance and administrative services to public employers throughout Wisconsin. The not-for-profit WEA Trust was created in 1970 to serve Wisconsin school district employees. Today, the WEA Trust offers its top-rated service and quality benefits to all state, county, and municipal groups. 



The WEA Trust provides group health insurance and administrative services to public employers throughout Wisconsin. The not-for-profit WEA Trust was created in 1970 to serve Wisconsin school district employees. Today, the WEA Trust offers its top-rated service and quality benefits to all state, county, and municipal groups.