Officers & Directors 2018

These are our chapter leaders for 2018.  Contact them for additional information on various committees or activites. If you are interested in being a Director or Officer, contact Allen Bosch or Dana Bolz at MNPCUSociety@gmail.com

Ex-Officio Board Members are also listed for reference. 

2018 President

Allen R. Bosch

CPCU, ARM

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allen-r-bosch-a469b835

Allen started in insurance as an underwriter trainee at St Paul Companies. Before joining CNA in April, 2014, he worked 10 years as a Senior Underwriter at MMIC group, specializing in medical malpractice. He recently left OneBeacon Insurance Group as Assistant Vice President in the complex risk division to join J&R Agency. He holds a Management Degree from St Cloud State University. 

 

2018 Vice President

Dana Bolz

CPCU

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dana-bolz-cpcu-273a4a67

Dana is currently a Commercial Insurance Underwriting Manager. She has been at EMC Companies since July 2010.  As a new CPCU designee, she is excited to bring her talents to the executive board role of Vice President for 2018.  She will also be chairing the New Designee committee in 2018. 

 

2018 Treasurer

Craig Ehalt

CPCU, CIPA

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-ehalt-a613481a

Craig joined Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. in May 2016 as a Sr. Account Manager - Arch Unit.  Prior to that he was with AIG for 26 years, most recently as a Client Service Manager for the claim area.  Craig is an experienced premium auditor developing that skill after graduating from St Cloud State University with a degree in accounting. 

Craig holds his CPCU designation and is a Certified Insurance Premium Auditor (CIPA) as well as a member of the Twin Cities Insurance Club. Craig enjoys fishing and DIY construction projects. 

 

2018 Secretary

Matt Andresen

CPCU, AIM, API, AIC

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-andresen-cpcu-aim-api-aic-b08032a8/

Matt has worked for Country Financial since 2003. Since that time he has held various claims leadership roles. He is currently the Workers’ Compensation and PIP/MP Claims Manager. Matt has been a CPCU member since 2010. He co-chairs the All Industry Day committee.

He co-chairs the All Industry Day committee.

 

Director - GOOD WORKS COMMITTEE

Rick Liddle

CPCU, AU

Rick started his insurance carrier in 1977 with Economy Fire and Casualty in Freeport, IL. Originally from Wisconsin, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. His insurance career includes time with The St Paul Companies. Rick was at Austin Mutual 17 years, retiring Jan 2018. Over the years, Rick has been involved in the Boy Scouts of America, International Visitors Group and the American Red Cross.

Rick has been on the MN CPCU board since 2012 and leads the Good Works Committee engaging members in volunteer service activities in the community.

 

Director - MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Dave Matlon

CPCU, CIC

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-matlon-612a9a13/

Dave has been in the Western National Agency Sales Department for the past 28 years. Prior to this role, he was a commercial lines production underwriter for American Family. Dave is a Winona State University graduate. He serves as the Treasurer for the Bloomington Fire Department Relief Association overseeing their pension plan.

Dave and his wife Lori have been married for 33 years. They have three children. Dave received his CPCU designation in 1995. He will serve the board in various capacities in 2019.

DIRECTOR - MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Jason Berger

CPCU

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vonberger

Jason is currently with Chubb Insurance in risk management for over 14 years with specialty in product and environmental liability. I take time with each client to help them understand how we view their various risk exposures and controls, whether they meet with industry best practices or how they can be best improved. Jason obtained his CPCU designation to understand and support his underwriting peers.   

 

Director - ALL INDUSTRY DAY COMMITTEE

David Schleifer

CPCU, ARM, ARC, AIAF, ARe

David received his BS in Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Minnesota.  Since then he has held various roles in claims, underwriting and reinsurance.  He joined Western National Insurance in 2015 as a Personal Lines Rating Specialist. David obtained his CPCU in 2006.  He has assisted the All Industry Day committee since 2012 and will co-chair in 2018.

 

Director - WEBSITE & COMMUNICATION

Jessica Ommen

CPCU

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-ommen-59b3b471/

Jessica is a Senior Claims Attorney for SECURA Insurance. She started her career as an insurance defense attorney and has been in-house with SECURA since 2014. She received the 2016 President’s CPCU Scholarship and earned her designation in 2017. She is a member of the Chapter Communications Committee.

Immediate Past President

Cindy L. Jordan

CPCU, RPLU, ASLI, AIS, AU, CIC

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindy-jordan-1a897341/

Cindy has been in the Insurance Industry for over 20 years.  She started out underwriting Lawyers, Accountants, Realtors and Tax Preparers Professional Liability.  Cindy has been with RPS Minneapolis for over 13 years and specializes in all lines of Professional Liability, including E&O, D&O and EPL.

She is active with the Chapter's Champions program. Cindy served as Chapter Secretary for 2015.

 

Ex-Officio Board Member - EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Gary Pasterik

CPCU, AIC, AINS

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-pasterik-99aa19105/

Gary is the Subrogation Claim Manager for Western National Insurance Group.  He has 30 years or experience in the insurance industry.  Prior to Western National, Gary managed a dedicated claims unit for a national restaurant chain, was the Risk Control Manager for a retail store chain, and was employed in the claims department of insurance carriers.

Gary is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter and has served on several of the Chapter’s committees.  He obtained the CPCU designation in 1997.

 

Ex-Officio Board Member - PROGRAM COMMITTEE

John G. De Santo

CPCU, AIM

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-desanto-40888130/

Since beginning his Property & Casualty career in 1968, John has held a number of sales, underwriting and management positions at agencies and insurance companies. John “retired” from AIG in 2010, after 25 years as Minneapolis Branch Manager.

He remains active in the industry teaching CE classes at Kaplan School for Professional Education and as a guest lecturer at Carlson School of Management. He coordinates the MN Chapter Speakers' Bureau and speakers for Chapter meetings.  He is active in the Champions Program.

 

Ex-Officio Board Member - MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Jeff Ewins

CPCU, AINS, API

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-ewins-cpcu-ains-api-ab750222/

Jeff received his BA in Business & Economics from Eureka College, Eureka, IL in 1982.  In 1984 he joined COUNTRY Financial, Bloomington, IL, as a property casualty underwriter.  During Jeff’s 30 years with COUNTRY Financial he has held various property casualty underwriting positions across three regions.

Jeff is Regional Manager, Commercial Underwriting.

 

Ex-Officio Board Member - WEBSITE & COMMUNICATIONS

Judie Babcock

CPCU, AINS, ARM

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judie-babcock-bb157b3/

Judie lives in River Falls, Wisconsin.  With over 30 years of insurance industry experience,  she's been a claim adjuster, licensed agent and broker, underwriter, product developer and regional vice president.  Currently she works as an Underwriting Compliance Officer for Travelers in the St Paul, MN office.  

Judie received here CPCU designation in 1991 and rejoined the Chapter in 2015 after a 10 year hiatus as an inactive member.  She is responsible for Website administration and co-chairs the Chapter Communications Committee.