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Ben Armbrust

Ben Armbrust

Posted June 5, 2015 by Dawson with Comments Off on Ben Armbrust in

Ben Armbrust, CLCS Business Insurance Advisor Ben.Armbrust@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6773 The culture and support services at Dawson set us apart from the competition, and it is wonderful to be a part of that. Ben joined Dawson Insurance in June of  2015 after graduating from North Dakota State University where he obtained a degree in Business Management.  Ben worked in the service industry at Mezzaluna in Fargo, ND and Rustica in Moorhead, MN while completing his degree. Ben’s experience in the service industry serve him well at Dawson as his primary responsibilities ultimately focus on taking care of client needs.  It was Dawson’s culture and reputation that led him to the company, and he says the best part of his job is working for a …

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Dan Armbrust

Dan Armbrust

Posted April 25, 2014 by Dawson with Comments Off on Dan Armbrust in

Dan Armbrust, CIC, CPIA, CPCU, CRIS Business Insurance Leader Dan.Armbrust@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6748 The best part of my job is working with a great group of clients that value and appreciate the services we provide. Active in the insurance industry since 1981, Dan merged his own agency with Dawson Insurance in 1989. The first registered agent with the CRIS designation in the state of North Dakota, he currently holds the CIC, (Certified Insurance Counselor), CPIA (Certified Professional Insurance Agent), CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter), and CRIS (Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist) designations. Dan participates in industry activities and leadership roles as well. He served on the board of directors of the North Dakota Professional Insurance Agents and is a past president of …

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Sean Bertie

Sean Bertie

Posted August 22, 2017 by Dawson with Comments Off on Sean Bertie in

Sean Bertie, AFIS Business Insurance Advisor Sean.Bertie@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6723 The best part of my job is getting to know the people in the community and providing a service to our clients. Before starting at Dawson Insurance in 2017, Sean taught biology at the University of North Dakota and at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He was also an insurance underwriter and a commercial insurance agent, both in the FM area. Sean currently holds the AFIS (Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist) designation. In his role at Dawson, Sean specializes in business insurance. Outside the office Sean loves the great outdoors: hunting, fishing, hockey, golf, skiing, and coaching hockey, all while spending time with his family and friends.

Penny Crowder

Penny Crowder

Posted May 8, 2014 by Dawson with Comments Off on Penny Crowder in

Penny Crowder, CISR, CIC, CPRIA Private Client Advisor Penny.Crowder@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6781 One of the best parts of my job is how I’m able to get to know people one-on-one and help them put together an insurance program to protect themselves and their assets. Motivated to join the agency because of its solid reputation as a family-owned business, Penny started at Dawson Insurance in 2001. Prior to joining the Dawson team she worked as an insurance agent, beginning her career in the industry in 1985. In her current position, Penny specializes in personal lines and holds the CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative), CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and CPRIA (Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor) designations. She’s active in the community through her …

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Tom Dawson

Tom Dawson

Posted May 8, 2014 by Dawson with Comments Off on Tom Dawson in

Tom Dawson, CPCU, CIC Dakotas Chairman Tom.Dawson@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6747 After graduating from college, I began my career with Dawson Insurance to help continue the family business started by my grandfather. Tom started his insurance career the day after graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1973 and was proud to be the third generation in a business founded by his grandfather in 1917. Over the past 40 plus years, Tom has worked directly with all types and sizes of commercial clients including complex contractors and real estate firms. He takes great satisfaction in helping build a culture at Dawson Insurance that attracts and retains the absolute best people who, in turn, develop their clients into friends. The recent partnership with Marsh & …

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Brandi Hedin

Brandi Hedin

Posted January 20, 2014 by Dawson with Comments Off on Brandi Hedin in

Brandi Hedin, CLCS Business Insurance Advisor Brandi.Hedin@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6732 At Dawson everyone takes pride in what they do and the company as a whole. Each individual plays a vital role in making Dawson a successful business, and I enjoy being a part of that. Brandi started with Dawson Insurance in March 2014. Before starting with the team, she held a position as a sales representative for Johnson Brothers Liquor Company.  Brandi currently holds the CLCS (Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist) designation.  In her current role as a business insurance advisor with Dawson, Brandi enjoys being part of the team and contributing to the success of the company overall. When she isn’t working, Brandi likes spending time with her family and friends (especially …

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Ryan Hoffman

Ryan Hoffman

Posted May 8, 2014 by Dawson with Comments Off on Ryan Hoffman in

Ryan Hoffman, CPCU, ARM, AIC Managing Director Fargo Operations Ryan.Hoffman@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6779 I enjoy developing solutions with my clients. The trust that we develop truly makes for a solid partnership. Ryan started in the insurance industry in 1995, holding previous positions as a claims adjuster and insurance agent. He joined Dawson Insurance in 2004, and currently holds the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter), ARM (Associate in Risk Management) and AIC (Associate in Claims) designations. In his role at Dawson, he specializes in Commercial Real Estate and Hospitality Risk Management. Ryan is part of the CPCU Society and also gets involved by volunteering with his church, the Special Olympics of North Dakota, and Kiwanis International. Along with spending time with his family, …

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Mark Julik

Mark Julik

Posted February 5, 2014 by Dawson with Comments Off on Mark Julik in

Mark Julik, CIC, CRIS Construction Practice Leader Mark.Julik@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6720 One of the more rewarding parts of my job is spending time at the job sites of my clients. It allows me to experience the work they do and meet the crews that perform it. With over fifteen years of experience in the insurance industry, Mark joined Dawson Insurance in October 2007. Prior to joining the Dawson team he was a producer for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a large national insurance broker. He currently holds the CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and CRIS (Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist) designations. Mark works exclusively in the construction industry. He’s currently involved in an array of industry-related leadership activities, including the AGC Safety Committee, …

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Jay Kleingartner

Jay Kleingartner

Posted May 8, 2014 by Dawson with Comments Off on Jay Kleingartner in

Jay Kleingartner, CIC Business Insurance Advisor Jay.Kleingartner@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6780 I wanted to become part of the Dawson Insurance team because of the excellent work environment and great people at the agency. Following the merger of the agencies, Jay became part of Dawson Insurance in 2005. He started in the insurance industry in 1987, holding prior positions at a local insurance agency. As an insurance advisor at Dawson, Jay specializes in all lines of commercial insurance and holds the CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. Jay also gets involved in his local community through his participation in the West Fargo Exchange Club and the Adopt-A-Highway program. Fishing, golfing, and spending time at his cabin with his family are hobbies he enjoys in his …

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Braeden Nelson

Braeden Nelson

Posted August 22, 2017 by Dawson with Comments Off on Braeden Nelson in

Braeden Nelson Surety Manager Braeden.Nelson@MarshMMA.com 701.478.6741 The best part of my job is seeing clients grow their businesses successfully and being right there with them along the way. With seven years of credit and crop insurance experience, Braeden joined Dawson Insurance in 2017. Previously he held loan officer positions for two area banks and served as the credit manager for a large agricultural cooperative in Casselton, ND. In his free time Braeden enjoys spending time at the lakes, playing golf, basketball, attending sporting events and traveling with his wife, Betsy.

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