Jim’s roots are in North Dakota. He graduated from NDSU and immediately jumped into the insurance world with the Continental Insurance Companies. After spending nearly a decade working on the company side in marketing and underwriting he created his own general agency.
Shortly thereafter he took on the task of creating a self-insurance pool for political subdivisions. That pool is still in existence almost thirty years later and is one of the largest in the nation . . . and the coverage is sold through agents.
Jim also operates an insurance agent network called Insurance Partners, aggregating agents in the Midwest for over 20 years. He was National Agent of the Year for Metropolitan in 1993 and Midwest Agent of the Year for Travelers in 2011. He serves as a founding board member of Surplus Lines Association of Minnesota.
Jim is also a frequent contributor to Enhance Insurance.