American Agency in the Twin Cities Joins North Risk Partners

Effective March 1, American Agency in the Twin Cities metro area joined North Risk Partners. Twenty-one American Agency team members joined the firm, growing North Risk’s team to over 400 insurance professionals across 31 locations in five states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.

“North Risk’s values and service-focused approach with their clients, each other and their community, is a great fit for our American Agency team,” says American Agency President Bob Clemants, who retired after more than 25 years in the insurance industry. “I am also thrilled to know the opportunities that joining North Risk will provide to our clients and team.”

North Risk Partners – American Agency clients now have access to North Risk’s wide array of capabilities and insurance companies in the areas of commercial insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance. Additionally, those clients who are employers will now have access to the firm’s value-added services in the areas of human resources, health and safety, and more.

“We are grateful for the talent and expertise our new teammates from American Agency bring,” says Stan Hamann, president of the firm’s Twin Cities Division. “The American team will play a critical role in the continued growth of North Risk’s property and casualty practice in the areas of commercial and personal insurance.”

Joelle Swan, who led American’s personal insurance practice and prior to that served in an assistant vice president and senior personal lines service manager role at Wells Fargo Insurance Inc., has now joined North Risk’s personal insurance leadership team. Swan will help lead strategy and execution for the firm’s 70-member personal insurance team across its entire Midwest footprint.

On March 1, team members working as part of American’s St. Louis Park office joined North Risk’s Plymouth office near the intersection of HW 55 and I-169. American’s Lakeville team also joined North Risk; the Lakeville office continues to be located at 10645 165th St. W in Lakeville, Minn.


North Risk Partners specializes in strategic insurance solutions for people and business. Our team helps clients Face Risk Head On with right-fit insurance coverage and loss prevention resources. For businesses, we offer commercial insurance, surety bonds, employee benefits, as well as programming and compliance support in the areas of human resources, health and safety, and more. Our firm has over 400 employees and 31 locations across our five-state footprint.

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Stacy Monroe, External Communications Specialist, North Risk Partners | (651) 379-7898