Steve Schmidt is the National Accounts Director for the Midwest Region with Zurich Surety in Overland Park where he specializes in contract bonds. Zurich is one of the largest Surety companies in the United States. Steve has been in the surety business for over 34 years with 31 of those years at Fidelity and Deposit Company (F&D), which is now Zurich Surety. He has been involved in a variety of small, medium, large and very large accounts with Zurich. Steve has over 28 years of experience in the Midwest construction and surety marketplace. He has presented a variety of surety related topics to CFMA, AGC and Surety Association groups. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford Ohio and holds an MBA from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.