The following outstanding field of dedicated insurance professionals have served our association in the office of President: 

2016-'17
Jon Hjelmstad      
2015-'16 Paul Bernardy 1989 Larry Metcalfe
2014-'15 Lynn Berland Klein 1988 Mary Nelson
2013-'14 Corey McGillis 1987 Ron Capp
2012-'13 Doug Petersen 1986 Allen Ryberg
2011-'12 Kevin Svingen 1985 Darold Benz
2010-'11 Craig Reynolds 1984 Jim Steidl
2009-'10 Jeff Schneider 1983 Jan McIlroy
2008-'09 Walt Johnson 1982 Ross Gerhold
2007-'08 Gene Rode 1981 Frank Wald
2006-'07 Dan Weber 1980 Gary Lybeck
2005-'06 Gary Ihry 1979 Doyle Becker
2004-'05 Mike Just 1978 Bill Pogatshnik
2003-'04 Bill Kary 1977 Robert Rust
2002-'03 Jody Renbarger 1976 Ed Smith
2000-'01 Chuck Tompkins 1974-'75 Darlene Symington
1999-'00 Diane Cottingham 1973 Evert Van Engelenhoven
1998 Bob Ford 1972 Floyd Felchle
1997 Alice Nelson 1971 Jim King
1996 Dave Aadnes 1970 Cliff Hanes
1995 Jim Osmanski 1969 Garth Zieman
1994 Don Wanner 1968 Myles Trapp
1993 Rick Weber 1967 Don Robideau
1992 Ken Frey 1966 Al Hektner
1991 Bruce Walker 1965 Art Lee
1990 Jim Grueneich 1964 Norval Narveson

 

The following people have been honored as Agent of the Year at our Annual Convention.

 2017 Brent Jacobson      
2016 Cory Smith 1990 Larry McGillis
2015 Wade Haseleu 1989 Dan Armbrust
2014 Walt Johnson 1988 Al Hektner
2013 Rich Sager 1987 Jim Steidl
2012 Chuck Keller 1986 Ross Gerhold
2011 Doug Petersen 1985 Joyce Axelsen
2010 Jeff Schneider 1984 Doyle Becker
2009 Gene Rode 1983 Gary Lybeck
2008 Brad Johnson 1982 Frank Wald
2007 Craig Reynolds 1981 Darlene Symington
2006 Bob Schmitz 1980 Bill Pogatshnik
2005 Warren Flath 1979 Bob Rust
2004 Dan Weber 1978 Evert VanEngelenhoven
2003 Darryl Kartes 1977 Ed Smith
2002 Kevin Svingen 1976 Darlene Symington
2001 Bob Ford 1975 Don Robideau
2000 Bill Kary 1974 Floyd Felchle
1999 Diane Cottingham 1973 Evert VanEngelenhoven
1998 Dave Aadnes 1972 Jim King
1997 Jim Osmanski 1971 Al Hektner
1996 Chuck Tompkins 1970 Cliff Hanes
1995 Darold Benz 1969 Myles Trapp
1994 Bruce Walker 1968 Don Robideau
1993 Les Nettum 1967 Art Lee
1992 Jim Grueneich 1966 Al Hektner
1991 Don Wanner 1965 Norvald Narveson


The following people have been awarded our Company Person of the Year at the Annual Convention. 

 2017 Curt Christofferson QBE NAU Country        
2016 Vicki Moseng Grinnell Mutual        
2015 Bryan Thiel Midwest Family 1994 Dale Sander American West
2014 Mike Gauer CGB Diversified 1993 Wayne Beutler American West
2013 Greg Bymark Center Mutual 1992 Darrel Ruud Auto Owners
2012 Jeff Evink EMC/Dakota Fire 1991 Steve Leoppke Heritage Insurance
2011 Chris Karppinen Auto Owners 1990 Glenn Watson Hawkeye Security
2010 Linda Cole North Star Mutual 1989 Larry Jacobs United Fire & Casualty
2009 Jeremy Walstrom RCIS 1988 Ted Nilles New Hampshire Ins
2008 Jeannie Schultheiss Farmers Alliance 1987 Darrel Ruud Auto Owners
2007 Patty Huber EMC/Dakota Fire 1986 Jim Nord Austin Mutual
2006 Jim Osmanski Auto Owners 1985 Arlin Blumeyer Continental Western
2005 Jim Osmanski Auto Owners 1984 Audrey Stevenson St Paul Companies
2004 Dennis Moen RCIS 1983 Bill Reller St Paul Companies
2003 Curt Christofferson NAU 1982 Whitney Halvorson Western Insurance
2002 Gail Severinson North Star Mutual 1981 Glenn Watson Milbank Mutual
2001 Bill Holman Farmers Home Group 1980 Dennis Engstrom Minnesota Mutual
2000 Duane Anderson North Star Mutual 1979 Tom Chapman Employers Mutual
1999 Charlie Sheets Safeco 1978 Jim Mahoney
1998 Marlin Mjelstad Alliance Insurance 1977 Ken Allen Alliance Companies
1997 Bob Bjerke Austin Mutual 1976 Jim Steidl St Paul Companies
1996 Eugene Dick Le Mars Mutual 1975 Ken Beckman Citizens Security
1995 Duane Rasch Grinnell Mutual 1974 Don Henkel Tri State Insurance