Steven is a graduateof NBCC - Saint John. With a degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Steve began his insurance career as a building inspection with the Insurers Advisory Organization in 1982. In 1985 a move to Halifax saw a change of careers to the claims adjusting side of the business until 1989 where another change saw a move to the personal lines arena.
During the next 15 years at Lombard Insurance Steven continued to move up the ranks at Lombard and became the National Group Underwriter and Portfolio manager for Alberta, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The most recent move in April 2004 saw Steve move back to Saint John to become a partner at Mitchell McConnell Insurance and oversees the personal lines department within the brokerage. Steve is a "Fellow" of the Insurance Institute of Canada, graduating wtih honors in 2001. Steven is married to Rosemarie and they currently reside in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.