McKinneyOlson Insurance in Sioux Falls Joins North Risk Partners

Effective February 1, McKinneyOlson Insurance in Sioux Falls, South Dakota joined North Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance brokers and risk advisory firms in the Midwest.

McKinneyOlson Insurance has a strong history of serving clients in the Sioux Falls area with roots dating back to the 1880’s. The firm has been under current ownership since 2008 when McKinney & Allen, Inc. and The Olson Group merged. In 2019, McKinneyOlson Insurance further expanded operations with the acquisition of The Insurance Connection.

With this new partnership, 26 McKinneyOlson team members have joined North Risk Partners, adding new Sioux Falls and Brandon, SD office locations. Preceding owners, Amy Olson-Miller and Steve Tripp both joined North Risk’s equity partnership group. In addition, Olson-Miller is taking on a leadership role as North Risk’s West Region President. “We’re excited to join North Risk Partners for many reasons,” says Olson-Miller. “They are an agency with a remarkable reputation in the Midwest and I am excited for the opportunity to lead the West Region.” Steve Tripp, who will join as a V.P. of Commercial Lines Sales, adds, “joining this team will give us extensive resources and tools to serve our clients, which is always our top priority.”


Front Row, left to right: Kristin Hilt, Shelby Engbrecht, Emily Hurley, Rhonda Koch. Middle row, left to right: Brandon Miller, Gavin Van Zee, Dan Highstreet, Julid Assid, Kat Anderson, Christie Kennelly, Jillian Mahoney, Missy Bosch, Steve Tripp, Daschle Larsen, Amy Olson-Miller, Lori Hilmoe, Laurie Rhoades, Jeremy DeVries, Lois Van Hofwegen, Melissa Renshaw, Alice Johnson, Brock Murphy, Kristi Hahn, Heidi Welbig. Back row, left to right: Sloveig Frerk, Nickie Harkema, Isaiah Galbavy, Brenda Hanssen.


North Risk Partners – McKinneyOlson 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, 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.

“McKinneyOlson Insurance is an incredibly strategic addition to our North Risk team,” says Chris Meidt, North Risk Partners President & CEO. “They will provide the launching point to our westward expansion. Amy and Steve are terrific leaders and have built a deep and talented team. We are fully aligned around our collective mission of service to our clients, each other, and our communities."

On February 2, North Risk Partners team members moved from their office in Sioux Falls to join the North Risk Partners – McKinneyOlson Insurance team members in their office at 7001 S Lyncrest Pl, Ste. 102, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. North Risk Partners – McKinneyOlson team members in the Brandon office remain in the same location at 101 S Splitrock Blvd. Brandon, SD 57005.

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:
Kiley Westby, Communications Specialist, North Risk Partners | (763) 746-0950