North Risk Partners COO Chris Meidt named new CEO

St. Paul, Minn. – North Risk Partners (NRP) COO – Chris Meidt – was named the company’s new President and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2016. Meidt joined NRP in July 2014 after a four-year run as market manager for Walmart’s eastern Wisconsin region.

Chris Meidt

Chris Meidt

“I am extremely excited and humbled by this opportunity,” says Meidt. “The future of NRP is incredibly bright because of the high caliber people we have working in this company. As a leadership team, we will work tirelessly to support and build this organization and its members.”

Moving forward, current NRP President and CEO Pat McCann will serve as chairman, focusing his attention on strategic initiatives, acquisition sourcing and working with his current client base.

“This is a strategic shift in roles,” says McCann. “Over the past two and a half years the company has experienced tremendous growth. I’m confident Chris has the right skillsets, both financially and organizationally, to help us continue our growth objectives.”

McCann has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. He is co-founder of Johnson McCann, NRP’s large group benefits division, where he maintains a number of high-level accounts. In his new position as chairman, Pat will serve as an advisor to Meidt and the rest of the organization.

North Risk Partners (NRP) is a 150-employee insurance brokerage based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The company is comprised of four independently operated agencies: St. Cloud-based Apollo, Rochester-based C.O. Brown, St. Paul-based Johnson McCann and Thief River Falls-based Thune. North Risk Partners also includes multiple satellite locations across the state, including offices in Baudette, Roseau, Alexandria, Albany, Melrose, Monticello, Lake City, Mankato, Red Wing and Hastings. The company provides risk management solutions in the areas of business insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance, with additional support for businesses in the areas of human resources, loss control and safety, wellness and health care reform. For more information, visit

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