North Risk Partners Begins 2016 with New President and CEO, Chris Meidt

St. Paul, Minn. — Effective Jan. 1, Chris Meidt has become the new President and CEO of North Risk Partners (NRP).

“I am thrilled and humbled to step into this role,” says Chris Meidt who served as the company’s COO from 2014 to 2015. “It’s a very exciting time at North Risk Partners – we are growing in many ways.

“Our team is made up of over 160 talented and committed professionals, and our strong base of clients is growing alongside us, making us confident we are well prepared for what lies ahead.”

The agency experienced record-breaking revenue growth in 2015, generating over $25 million. Since Meidt joined North Risk Partners in July 2014, the company has completed two acquisitions, and also experienced significant organic growth.

“2015 was a tremendous year in many ways, but building an infrastructure to expand more aggressively in 2016, both organically and through acquisitions, was a primary focus,” says Meidt.

Prior to joining NRP, Meidt had a four-year run as market manager for Walmart’s Eastern Wisconsin region.

Meidt’s predecessor, Pat McCann, has transitioned into the role of chairman for the company, focusing his attention on strategic initiatives while working with his current client base as a senior risk advisor with the company’s large group employee benefits division, Johnson McCann.

North Risk Partners is a privately held, 160-employee insurance brokerage located in Minnesota. The brokerage is comprised of four core divisions: St. Cloud-based Apollo, Rochester-based C.O. Brown, Johnson McCann in St. Paul, and Thief River Falls-based Thune. We also have multiple satellite locations across the state, including offices in Albany, Baudette, Hastings, Lake City, Mankato, Melrose, Monticello, Red Wing and Roseau. Our advisors deliver customized insurance solutions to businesses and individuals, and act as each client’s strategic partner for reducing risk. In addition, businesses can streamline systems and control cost with NRP’s value added services in the areas of human resources, health and safety, and wellness.

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