Joe is a 1987 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in accounting, finance, and business economics. He entered the insurance industry in 1990 after working for 2 ½ years in Chicago as a public accountant with Price Waterhouse. From 1993 to 2002, he owned his own independent insurance agency in Sioux City before becoming a partner to create Mills-Shellhammer-Puetz & Associates, Inc. in 2003. He earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1998 and Associate Risk Management (ARM) designation in 2004 from the Insurance Institute of America.
Specializing in commercial insurance and employee benefits, his clients span a wide range of industries. An emphasis in his practice is to serve the insurance needs of local not-for-profit organizations.
Joe is a current member of Allied Insurance’s Agent Advisory Council.