Biography

Mark Kolterman is running for the Nebraska Legislature in District #24, comprised of Seward, York, and Polk Counties.  Senator Greg Adams currently serves as the State Senator for District #24, but cannot seek re-election due to term limits.

Mark is an insurance professional, president of Kolterman Agency, Inc., which he owns with his wife Suzanne, and has spent the past 37 years helping businesses and individuals with their insurance needs.  He has been recognized as a leader in his industry, actively involved in the Nebraska Association of Health Underwriters and the Nebraska Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers. He is also a Life and Qualifying member of the MillionDollar Round Table, based on professional sales and service.  Recently, he has represented NAIFA Nebraska, NAHU, IIAN, and the PIA as one of four spokesmen for the industry related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, advocating for rules and regulations that would allow private industry to remain viable under the adopted law.

A lifelong resident of Seward County, Mark has a long history of civic involvement, promoting his community through his involvement in Seward County Economic Development Board, Seward Area Development Corporation, the Seward Area Chamber of Commerce, St. John Lutheran Church, Concordia University, Memorial Health Care Systems, and other civic groups and activities.  At the state level Mark serves on the Southeast Nebraska Development District Board as an At-Large member and is a diplomat through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

Mark and Suzanne (Geis), his wife of 42 years, have two grown daughters and three grandchildren.


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Education

  • Seward High School, Seward, NE – 1969 Graduate
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE – Attended 1969-1971
  • Southeast Community College, Milford, NE – Associates Degree in Building Construction, 1974
  • Peru State College, Peru, NE – Bachelor Degree, Industrial Technology, 1994

Professional Experience

  • President & Owner of Kolterman Agency, Inc. – 1980 to Present
  • Specializing in employee/executive benefits, estate planning and investments
  • Licensed in Insurance (Property Casualty, Life, Health, Annuities), Series 6 & 63 license with FINRA

Community Involvement

  • Current member of Seward Chamber of Commerce
  • Current member of Seward Area Development Corporation – Past President
  • Current board member & Past president of Seward Lumber & Fuel Corporation
  • Current member of Nebraska Diplomats
  • Current member At-Large Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD)
  • Member & past Chairman & past Elder of St. John Lutheran Church
  • Past President and Member of Seward School Board (Elected for 2 terms)
  • Past Seward County Chairperson for the Republican Party, Past State Central Committee Member
  • Past Member of Concordia University Board of Regents (Served 3 terms)
  • Past President of Concordia University Foundation Board, Board Member for 15 Years
  • Past President of Memorial Health Care Systems Foundation Board
  • Volunteer Firefighter in Utica & Seward for 14 years
  • Past President of Seward Kiwanis
  • Past Boy Scout Leader-Eagle Scout Designation

Professional Organizations

  • Immediate past Government Relations Chairman of Nebraska Association of Independent Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
  • Current Board Secretary of Nebraska Health Underwriters Association (NAHU)
  • Qualified Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 15 years
  • Past State Board Member Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska (IIAN)

Awards and Honors

  • Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table – Qualified 2008-2009
  • Concordia University, Honorary Alumni of the Year, 2005
  • Young Agent of the Year, Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska, 1987
  • Rookie Agent of the Year, Principal Financial Group of Nebraska, 1986

Hobbies and Interests

  • Travel, Landscaping, Golf & Woodworking
  • Collecting Historic Memorabilia of Seward County
Mark Kolterman Family
Mark & Suzanne Kolterman & Family
Mark Kolterman with Grandson
Mark with his Grandson