Krist Insurance in West Des Moines Joins North Risk Partners

Effective May 1, Krist Insurance Services in West Des Moines, Iowa joined North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance broker and risk advisory firms in the Midwest.

Krist Insurance was founded in 1993 by Lisa Krist and her late husband, Jamie Krist. AJ Krist, son of Lisa and Jamie and a co-owner of the agency, has joined North Risk Partners as a partner and member of the firm’s commercial property and casualty insurance sales leadership group. With this new partnership, Lisa Krist made the decision to pursue endeavors outside of the insurance industry. Eight additional Krist team members have joined the North Risk team alongside AJ.

“We selected North Risk as a partner because of its service-focused culture and because our values aligned,” says AJ.  “The larger scale resources also increase our ability to serve our clients, as well as our community and coworkers.”


Pictured are North Risk Partners’ West Des Moines team members, including team members from Krist Insurance and North Risk’s West Des Moines office.


North Risk Partners – Krist Insurance 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.

“Within the greater Des Moines community, the Krist team has a great reputation built on integrity and strong client relationships,” says Dan Seemuth, president of North Risk’s Iowa and Nebraska division. “I am looking forward to us growing together, and love seeing all of the new faces in the office.”

On May 2, the Krist team joined North Risk’s current West Des Moines office at 1045 76th St., Ste. 4000 in West Des Moines.


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 30 locations across our five-state footprint.

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