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John Edward Seward Jr.

Occupation: Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
Company: Business Risk Services, Inc.
Born: Kirksville, Missouri

Education:
BS in Finance, St. Joseph’s College (1968)
BS in Accounting, Northern Illinois University (1965)
Certifications:
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC); Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU); Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA); Charted Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU); Lifetime Deputy Governor (DG), American Biological Institute; Fellow International Biographical Association (FIBA); Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI); Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Career:
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Business Risk Services, Inc., Schererville, Industries (1995-Present)
Vice President, Concord General (1993-1995)
President, Classictire & Marine Insurance Co. (1994)
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, J&J Underwriting Services, Inc. (1994)
Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, J&J Underwriting Services, Inc. (1992-1993)
Chairman Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. (1989-1992)
Acting Chairman Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. (1988)
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. (1983-1988)
Board Directors, Home & Auto Insurance Company, Chicago (1974-1983)
Vice President, Treasurer, Home & Auto Insurance Co., Chicago (1973-1975)
Assistant Controller, North America Cos., Chicago (1971-1973)
Assistant Controller, Gambles Insurance Group, Minneapolis (1969-1971)
Manager Accounting Services, Guarantee Reserve Life Insurance Co., Hammond, Industries (1965-1969)
Board Director, Accounting Manager, Guarantee Reserve Life Insurance Company
Assistant Controller, North America Insurance Companies
President & Chief Financial Officer, Board Directors, Home & Auto Insurance Company
Chairman President & Chief Executive Officer, Inboard Directors, Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Co.
Chairman President & Chief Executive Officer, Classic USA Insurance Progressive
President & Chief Executive Officer, Classic Fire & Marine Ins, Co. Inc.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Business Risk Service

Civic:
Co-Chairman, Executive Committee Member, Ron Kittle’s Indiana Sports Charities (1989-Present); Executive Committee Member, Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities (1981-Present); Board of Directors, Vice President, Treasurer, Vice President of Finance, Calumet Council, Boy Scouts of America (1981-1985); Member, Shriners Hospital-Teddy Bear Club (1980)

Achievements:
Mr. Seaward is on the Wall of Fame and Hall of Fame for athletics in his high school. He is the only athlete with eight varsity letters in four different sports.

Awards:
Inductee, Wall of Fame, T.F. South High School (1993); Honoree, Research Advisor of Year; Inductee, Man of Year American Biographical Institute Hall of Fame; Honoree, Committee Leaders of America; Honoree, International Book of Honor; Inductee, Athletic Hall of Fame South High School

Memberships:
Fellow, Life Management Institute; Deputy Governor, American Biographical Institute

Family:
Son of John Edward Seward and Ruth Carol (Connell) Seward
Widowed: Peggy B. Seward (Married: 10/12/1980-08/2020) (Deceased)
Children: Mitch; Justina
Two Grandchildren

Hobbies:
Pro football; Sports memorabilia collection; Diecast 1:24 car collection

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2008-2009, 36th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2006-2007, 35th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 2002-2003, 33rd Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 2001-2002, 32nd Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 2000-2001, 31st Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 1998-1999, 30th Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 1996-1997, 29th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 1994-1995, 28th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 1992-1993, 27th Edition (pub. 1991)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 1989-1990, 26th Edition (pub. 1989)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 1987-1988, 25th Edition (pub. 1987)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 1985-1986, 24th Edition (pub. 1985)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2016, 42nd Edition (pub. 2015)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2015, 41st Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2014, 40th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2013, 39th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2012, 38th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2011, 37th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 2010, 36th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1996-1997, 25th Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1994-1995, 24th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1992-1993, 23rd Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1990-1991, 22nd Edition (pub. 1989)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1988-1989, 21st Edition (pub. 1987)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1986-1987, 20th Edition (pub. 1985)
Who’s Who in the World – 2000, 17th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in the World – 1991-1992, 10th Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in the World – 1989-1990, 9th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America – 1989-1990, 2nd Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America – 1987-1988, 1st Edition (pub. 1987)

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