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MAFMIC Committees

Executive Committee

Convention Management Committee

Editorial Advisory Committee

Education Committee

Government Affairs Committee

PAC Sub-committee

Mutual Assistance Committee

Policy Committee

Policy Committee Executive Council

Strategic Plan Committee

Articles and Bylaws Committee

Auxilliary Officers

Deb Liden
Chairman
Bray-Gentilly Mutual
(218) 683-3200
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2015
Aaron Grove
Chairman-Elect
Sverdrup Mutual
(218) 826-6773
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2015
Gary Swearingen
Vice Chairman
Has San Lake Mutual
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2015
Greg Parent
Secretary/Treasurer
Secretary/Treasurer
(651) 430-9861
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2015
Paul Larson
Immediate Past Chairman
Leenthrop Farmers Mutual
(320) 269-6272
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016

 

The Management Committee provides leadership and support to the MAFMIC staff and membership during the annual convention. Members are appointed by the association chairman on an annual basis.

Bill Minks
Chairman
McPherson Minn Lake Mutual
(507) 462-3361
[email protected]
Bill Iverson
Priarie Pine Mutual
(320) 763-5008
[email protected]
Bert Tellers
RAM Mutual
(218) 879-3321
[email protected]
Larry Webb
Board Liaison
Bloomfield Mutual
(507) 346-7351
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Dani Hennen
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
(320) 271-0909
[email protected]

 

The purpose of the Editorial Advisory Committee is to establish and review the annual editorial calendar and recommend content and content experts (writers) for the newsletter. Membership consists of seven individuals from MAFMIC member companies. Members can serve two consecutive terms of three years each.

Karl Porisch
Chairman
Western Mutual
(507) 734-3541
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2015
Jim Barta
Vice Chairman
Jim Barta CPA PA
(507) 625-4245
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2014
J. Dan Baasen
Northland Securities
(612) 851-5916
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Scott Irvine
Priority Data
(402) 590-2506
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Deb Liden
Bray-Gentilly Mutual
(218) 683-3200
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Doug Nauman
Grinnell Mutual
(712) 323-1224
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
John Neal
Willenbring, Dahl, Wocken & Zimmermann, PLLC
(320) 685-3678
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2015
Steve Reller
Board Liaison
RAM Mutual Insurance Company
(507) 456-9150
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Jerry Zenke
Mound Prairie Mutual
(507) 896-3150
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2015
Dani Hennen
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
(320) 271-0909
[email protected]

 

(E-group: [email protected])

Assesses the educational needs of the membership and develops educational opportunities for the members. This committee consists of eleven members, eight from township mutual companies (7-year term) and three from statewide companies (no term limit). Criteria for membership include representation of all areas of the state and past involvement and attendance at association functions.

Vicki Hongerholt
Chairman
Mound Prairie Mutual
(507) 896-3150
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Mark Nelson
Vice Chairman/Board Liaison
Norwegian Mutual
(507) 423-5601
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2019
Lori Anderson
Oscar-Parke Mutual
(218) 867-2440
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2022
Eric Gesell
Holmes City Mutual
(320) 762-5264
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Jan Helling
Madelia-Lake Crystal Mutual
(507) 642-3618
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Larry Johnson
North Star Mutual
(507) 423-6262
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2020
Valerie Kaiser
Grinnell Mutual
(641) 236-6121
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Michael Kaufman
Unity Mutual
(320) 685-8186
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Bill Minks
Ex Officio
McPherson Minn Lake Mutual
(507) 462-3361
[email protected]
Deb Liden
Bray-Gentilly Mutual
(218) 683-3200
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2021
Andrea Nurmi
Leenthrop Farmers Mutual
(320) 269-6245
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2022
Steve Schwieters
RAM Mutual
218-879-3321
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2025

The Government Affairs Committee is active in monitoring the activities of the legislature on developments and issues on legislation, taxation, education and investments. They are responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the association position on relevant issues and potential legislation to be introduced by the association.

The committee is comprised of fifteen members, ten from MAFMIC member companies and five from the Executive Committee. There is no limit on the number of terms or years any member may serve on this committee with the exception of Executive Committee members. Selection criteria include past involvement with the association, knowledge of the legislative system and prior experience in legislative matters.

Richard Raun
Chairman
Woodland Mutual
(218) 384-4236
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Mikel Nelson
Vice Chairman/Board Liaison
Elmdale Farmers Mutual
(320) 573-2151
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Karla Bauer
Kenyon-Holden-Warsaw Mutual
(507) 824-2949
[email protected]ernet.net
Term Expires: 2017
Nick Hager
South Central Mutual
(507) 526-2287
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Pete Hellie
North Star Mutual
(507) 423-6262
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2019
Tim Iverson
Prairie Pine Mutual
(218) 338-4751
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2019
Marvin Johnson
Unity Mutual
(612) 840-3433
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Steve Knutson
RAM Mutual
(218) 879-3321
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2019
Brent Larsen
Grinnell Mutual
(641) 236-6121
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2019
Dennis Overland
Dennis Overland Insurance Agency
(507) 932-3886
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Kevin Strandberg
Kerkhoven & Hayes Mutual
Kerkhoven MN, 56252
(320) 264-0201
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2019
Paul Stueven
Fairmont Farmers Mutual
(507) 235-9476
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Jerry Zenke
Mound Prairie Mutual
(507) 896-3150
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Aaron Cocking
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
320-271-0909
[email protected]

This sub-committee was formed to assume the general oversight of the Government Affairs Department and consists of the Government Affairs Committee Chairman, a member of the committee, and the MAFMIC Chairman. Members for 2006-2007 include: Richard Raun (committee chairman), Larry Heidebrink (committee member), and Terry Timm, (MAFMIC Chairman). This sub-committee is appointed by the Government Affairs Committee to assist in solicitation and distribution of funds for the MAFMIC-PAC.

Tim Iverson
PAC Chairman
Prairie Pine Mutual
(218) 338-4751
[email protected]
Marvin Johnson
PAC Treasurer
Unity Mutual
(612) 840-3433
[email protected]
Aaron Grove
Sverdrup Mutual6
(218) 826-6773
[email protected]
Deb Liden
Bray-Gentilly Mutual
(218) 683-3200
[email protected]
Mikel Nelson
Elmdale Farmers Mutual
(320) 573-2151
[email protected]
Richard Raun
District 2
Woodland Mutual
(218) 384-4236
r[email protected]
Aaron Cocking
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
320-271-0909
[email protected]

The purpose of the Mutual Assistance Committee is to assist MAFMIC member companies to ensure proper operations of their companies. The committee is comprised of one individual from each of the seven districts, two individuals from a statewide member company, one individual from an associate member company, one representative from the MAFIC Board of Directors and the MAFMIC President. Individuals from member companies can serve two consecutive terms of three years each. Terms will expire at the annual convention.

Jim Dauphinais
Chairman
Grinnell Mutual
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Chris Adams
Vice Chairman
Palo Mutual
(218) 229-3397
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Jim Barta
Jim Barta CPA PA
(507) 625-4245
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Diane Boucher
King Town Farmers Mutual
(218) 563-2931
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Susan Cebulla
North Fork Mutual
(320) 254-3233
Fax: (320) 254-7241
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Mark Nelson
Norwegian Mutual
(507) 423-5601
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Dan Rupp
RAM Mutual
(800) 727-1315
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Scott Safe
Vasa-Spring Garden Mutual
(507) 263-3812
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Carol Weiers
New Prague-Ceska-Louisville Mutual
(952) 758-5964
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Muggs Zabel
McPherson Minn Lake Mutual
(507) 245-3434
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Lori Anderson
Board Liaison
Oscar-Parke Mutual
(218) 867-2440
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Dani Hennen
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
(320) 271-0909
[email protected]
Aaron Cocking
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
320-271-0909
[email protected]

The purpose of the MAFMIC Policy Committee is to develop and review the TP, PH and TF policies and related endorsements in addition to the development of new policies and/or endorsements as requested by the membership and approved by the Board of Directors.

This committee is comprised of up to 16 members and includes up to 9 positions filled by township mutual company representatives, 4 positions designated for statewide companies, 2 ex officio positions, and one “at large” position along with the MAFMIC Chairman.
An Executive Council is appointed for the purpose of reviewing issues between committee meetings. The council is comprised of 4 members of the committee including the chairman, secretary and two committee members; one member of the council shall be a statewide representative.

Michael Flugum
Chairman
North Star Mutual
(507) 423-6262
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Dave Pederson
Vice Chairman
(507) 826-3425
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Chris Adams
Palo Mutual
(218) 229-3397
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2019
Kevin Burkholder
RAM Mutual
(218) 879-3321
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Priscilla Hughes
Hope Mutual
(507) 247-5566
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2020
Larry Isaackson
North Star Mutual
(507) 423-6262
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Connie Jaskowiak
Young America Mutual
(320) 864-3069
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
John Neal
Willenbring, Dahl, Wocken & Zimmermann, PLLC
(320) 685-3678
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Mikel Nelson
Elmdale Farmers Mutual
(320) 573-2151
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Greg Parent
German Farmers Mutual
(651) 430-9861
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Ruth Rothstein
Paynesville Mutual
(320) 243-7149
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Sonja Schultz
Grinnell Mutual
(641) 269-8251
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Gary Swearingen
Has San Lake Mutual
(763) 684-1280
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2020
Carol Maciej
Board Liaison
Mid-Minnesota Mutual
(320) 255-7340
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2020
Dani Hennen
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
(320) 271-0909
[email protected]
Aaron Cocking
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
320-271-0909
[email protected]

Michael Flugum
Chairman
North Star Mutual
(507) 423-6262
[email protected]tarco.com
Dave Pederson
Vice Chairman
(507) 826-3425
Fax: (507) 826-3447
[email protected]
Sharon Schmitz
Secretary
Jim Barta CPA PA
(507) 625-4245
[email protected]

The purpose of the Strategic Plan Committee is to analyze short and long-term needs of the association. Committee goals are to assist the Board of Directors, analyze projects assigned by the Board, and provide a venue for research and to provide recommendations to the Board of Directors through the long and short range plans.

This committee is comprised of up to ten members, five from MAFMIC member companies and five from the Executive Committee. Terms expire at the annual convention. Member selection considerations include representation of all areas of the state, representation of companies of varying size, past involvement on committees and interest/attendance at association functions. New members will be appointed by the committee upon the approval of the association chairman.

Aaron Grove
Chairman
Sverdrup Mutual
(218) 826-6773
[email protected]
David Frundt
Kelso & Shelby Farmers Mutual
(507) 674-3494
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Paul Stueven
Fairmont Farmers Mutual
(507) 235-9476
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Michelle Vigeland
Vernon Edda Mutual
(507) 583-4234
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2020
Gary Swearingen
Board Liaison
Has San Lake Mutual
(763) 684-1280
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2020
Aaron Cocking
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
320-271-0909
[email protected]
Dani Hennen
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
(320) 271-0909
[email protected]

The Articles & By-laws Committee is a sub-committee of the Strategic Plan Committee. Permanent members are appointed to this sub-committee.

Ronald Berning
Manager
Lake Park & Cuba Insurance
(218) 238-5864
[email protected]
Jen Visser
Bird Island Hawk Creek Mutual
(320) 365-3546
[email protected]

Irene Mathison
President
Bloomfield Mutual
(507) 937-3456
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2017
Becky Knakmuhs
Vice President
Redwood Country Farmers Mutual
(507) 829-8464
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2018
Dennis Boucher
Secretary
King Town Farmers Mutual
(218) 563-2360
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2019
Janet Webb
Past President
Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company
(507) 378-5461
[email protected]
Term Expires: 2016
Dani Hennen
Staff Liaison
MAFMIC
(320) 271-0909
[email protected]