We are Big I Minnesota

MISSION:

The mission of the Big I Minnesota is to provide its independent agent members with professional development tools and business resources to aid in their success while advocating to provide a favorable marketplace and climate that allows them to serve their customers with integrity and high ethical standards.

Who We Are

We are a team of hard working individuals dedicated to the insurance industry, because we believe in the independent agents who work diligently for their customers. We represent over 700 agencies and their 3500 employees, meaning we work hard to foster a sense of community among independent agents. We are the voice of agencies of every size – from small, family-owned agencies to agencies with offices across the state; in every area – from rural Minnesota to the bustling neighborhoods of the Twin Cities.  No matter where you’re from or how big or small you are, Big I Minnesota has your back.

What We Do

Our mission is to champion independent insurance agents in all we do and provide the resources they need to be their best. We do this through education programs, advocacy, bringing you breaking news, providing marketing resources, offering competitive products and free resources, fostering communities with your fellow independent agents and much, much more.

Why We Do It

We believe in you. We believe in your goal, in your journey and in your values. We believe that independent insurance agents serve customers best with trusted advice and the right coverage options to protect what matters most.

Invest in Your Agency's Success.

Big I Minnesota Board of Directors

The elected Big I MN board members represent each of the five regions throughout the state of Minnesota. The Big I MN board determines the organizations mission and purpose, monitor and strengthen the organizations programs and services, ensure adequate financial resources and provide financial oversight, ensure legal and ethical integrity, enhance the public standing of the organization, and much more.

Jake Olinger, CIC

Jake Olinger, CIC

President

P: 763.295.2614

Christensen Group, Inc.
114 3rd St W
Monticello, MN 55362

Jean Sundlof, CIC, CPCU, ACI

Jean Sundlof, CIC, CPCU, ACI

President-Elect

P: 952.707.8251

Kraus-Anderson Insurance
420 Gateway Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337

Grant S. Wilson, CIC

Grant S. Wilson, CIC

Vice President

P: 507.334.5577

Heartman Insurance
330 Central Ave
Faribault, MN 55021

Jay Nesbit

Jay Nesbit

Past President

P: 952.743.4346

Nesbit Agencies, Inc.
5900 Rowland Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Chad Bjugan

Chad Bjugan

State National Director

P: 612.861.8300

Richfield State Insurance
6636 Cedar Ave, STE 201
Richfield, MN 55423

Matt Bauer, CISR

Matt Bauer, CISR

Northern Region Director

P: 218.727.8324

Dwight Swanstrom Company
31 North 21st Avenue West
Duluth, MN 55806

Bill Butler, CIC, CISR

Bill Butler, CIC, CISR

East Metro Region Director

P: 952.953.3838

Butler & Associates Ins. Agency, Inc.
15322 Galaxie Avenue, #214
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Matthew McKenny

Matthew McKenny

West Metro Region Director

P: 952.831.1928

Advance Insurance Agency
5241 Viking Drive
Edina, MN 55435

Andria Nordick

Andria Nordick

Central Region Director

P: 218.732.4241

Northway Insurance of Park Rapids, Inc.
P.O. Box 266
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Melissa Schultz

Melissa Schultz

South Region Director

P: 507.228.8201

Community Insurance Agency
P.O. Box 306
Lafayette, MN 56054

Kasia Anderson

Kasia Anderson

Emerging Leader Representative

Association Services Company Board of Directors

The elected ASC board members assist in determining the organization’s mission and purpose, monitor and strengthen the organization’s programs and services, ensure adequate financial resources and provide financial oversight, and much more.

April Goodin

April Goodin

President

P: 763-235-6475

Big I MN
601 Carlson Pkwy, STE 450
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Jake Olinger, CIC

Jake Olinger, CIC

Vice President

P: 763.295.2614

Christensen Group, Inc.
114 3rd St West
Monticello, MN 55362

Jean Sundlof, CIC, CPCU, ACI

Jean Sundlof, CIC, CPCU, ACI

Secretary

P: 952.707.8251

Kraus-Anderson Insurance
420 Gateway Blvd
Burnsville, MN 55337

Chad Bjugan

Chad Bjugan

State National Director

P: 612.862.8300

Richfield State Insurance
6636 Cedar Ave, STE 201
Richfield, MN 55423

Shawn Flavin, CIC

Shawn Flavin, CIC

Member

P: 320.258.5574

Christensen Group, Inc.
130 Division St, STE B
Waite Park, MN 56387

Roberta Gibbons, CIC, CISR

Roberta Gibbons, CIC, CISR

Member

P: 952.843.4424

Dyste Williams Agency
6465 Wayzata Blvd #700
Minneapolis, MN 55426

Darian Hunt, CIC

Darian Hunt, CIC

Member

P: 507.357.2221

House of Insurance Agency, Inc.
P.O. Box 205
Le Center, MN 56067

Jay Nesbit

Jay Nesbit

Member

P: 952.743.4346

Nesbit Agencies, Inc.
5900 Rowland Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Tim Newton

Tim Newton

Member

P: 612.428.2119

NorthTech Insurance
44 St. Croix Trail S Ste 165
Lakeland, MN 55043

Hal Tiffany, CIC

Hal Tiffany, CIC

Member

P: 651.484.4002

Hal Tiffany Agency, Inc.
2573 B Hamline Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

Grant S. Wilson, CIC

Grant S. Wilson, CIC

Member

P: 507.334.5577

Heartman Insurance
330 Central Ave
Faribault, MN 55021

Robb Wunderlich

Robb Wunderlich

Member

P: 507.454.3348

Wunderlich Insurance Agency
P.O. Box 86
Winona, MN 55987

Big I Minnesota Staff

The Big I Minnesota staff support all operations, initiatives, and ongoing activities. The Executive VP & CEO coordinates with the boards and committees to execute their vision and strategies. The Executive VP & CEO also oversees general association operations and staff.

April Goodin

April Goodin

Executive VP and CEO

p: 763.235.6475
c: 612.237.6620

Managing the direction, oversight and strategic planning of the association

Michelle Herr

Michelle Herr

Chief Operations Officer

p: 763-235-6476

Board of Directors, Committees, Convention, Emerging Leaders & Region Events

Amy Rau

Amy Rau

Membership & Education Director

p: 763.235.6471

Designations, Education, Events, Membership, and Webinars

Alina Saleem

Alina Saleem

Education & Member Service Professional

p: 763.235.6474

Designations, Education, Social Media, and Webinars

Lisa Flatten

Lisa Flatten

Accountant & HR Director

p: 763.235.6479

Keith Knapp

Keith Knapp

Communications Director & Database Manager

p: 763.235-6478

Expo, Database, Marketing and Website

Clifford Azize

Clifford Azize

Videographer

Graphics, Videos and Social Media

Gloria Thompson, CIC, CPIW

Gloria Thompson, CIC, CPIW

Insurance Agency Advisor

p: 612.296-9636

Robyn Rowen, J.D.

Robyn Rowen, J.D.

Legislative/Regulatory Counsel & Lobbyist

Grass Roots, Networking, PAC Fundraising, and State & National Lobbyist

Insurance Services Team

The Insurance Services Team handles all processing and servicing of the agents E&O, Cyber Liability, Workers Compensation, and RLI Umbrella programs. The team works together to provide more flexibility, expertise, and excellent service for all of these programs.

John Immordino

John Immordino

E&O Risk Consultant

p: 800.550.9891

E&O and Cyber Liability

Andrea Bowman

Andrea Bowman

Insurance Program Manager

p: 800.550.9891

E&O and Cyber Liability

Ryan Wallace

Ryan Wallace

Insurance Program Manager

P: 800.550.9891

Jennifer Hopper

Jennifer Hopper

RLI Coordinator

p: 800.878.9891 x8639

Personal Umbrella and Home Business