WEA Trust and Health Tradition Health Plan President and CEO, Mike Quist, Announces Retirement

Post-Pandemic Life Brings New Outlook for Quist

MADISON, WI– President and CEO, Mike Quist has announced his plans to retire from WEA Trust and Health Tradition Health Plan, as well as their affiliates and subsidiaries. Quist has served as President and CEO since he was appointed in January 2016.

“If this past year has taught us anything, it was to cherish our time with family and friends,” Mr. Quist said. “I have spent my life building a career and while I am proud of my accomplishments, I am excited to start this next chapter and looking forward to what’s to come.”

Quist announced to staff earlier this week his plan to move up his retirement in order to focus on his wife of 38 years and family. The WEA Board of Trustees will complete the process of appointing a new President and CEO. Quist will work towards a smooth and seamless transition with his successor, allowing the company to continue its success.

“When Mike was appointed back in 2016, I talked about his passion and drive to lead the company to new heights. I think he’s done just that,” said Mary Theisen, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “During his tenure, our organization has expanded to three separate companies, each fulfilling their unique purposes and goals. We’ve been able to adapt, grow and thrive.”

Prior to becoming President and CEO, Quist joined the company in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer and served in a variety of executive leadership roles.


In 1970, the not-for-profit WEA Trust was founded by the Wisconsin Education Association Council. In 2018, WEA Trust acquired another Wisconsin-based health plan, Health Tradition Health Plan, Inc, which serves both public and private employees in the state. Today, NeuGen supports both health insurance companies in addition to providing medical management and administrative services to other healthcare companies.