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North Dakota

Jon Godfread

Commissioner

NAIC Secretary-Treasurer

Midwest Zone

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Jon Godfread was elected North Dakota’s 22nd Insurance Commissioner on November 8, 2016, and re-elected on November 3, 2020.

In service to the citizens of North Dakota, Godfread has prioritized consumer advocacy, ensuring North Dakotans are better aware of the services offered by the Insurance Department beyond industry regulation. He has also worked to restructure the department for efficient, effective use of tax-payer dollars, along with employee satisfaction.

On a national level, Godfread has been an active voice in discussions about insurance regulations including use of technology, air ambulance service, and healthcare reinsurance. He currently serves as NAIC secretary-treasurer and as a member of the Executive (EX) Committee, in addition to serving as chair of the Audit Committee and co-vice chair of the Special (EX) Committee on Race and Insurance.

Prior to serving as Insurance Commissioner, Godfread was most recently Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater North Dakota Chamber in Bismarck. His background also includes banking and professional athletics. He has held prominent roles in discussions around the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), across-the-board tax reductions for North Dakotans, creation of the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund, K–12 education efforts and more.

Godfread earned a law degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Dakota in 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business with honors from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005.

Office Information
Main

North Dakota Insurance Department
600 East Boulevard Avenue
5th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505-0320
United States

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  • Department

    Category

    Contact

    Phone

    Email

  • North Dakota

    Agent Licensing

    Janelle Middlestead
    P&C Director/Producer Licensing Division Director

    (701) 328-4460

    jlmiddlestead@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Budget

    Jess Davis
    Accountant

    (701) 328-2930

    jessdavis@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Consumer Complaints and Inquires - Life & Health

    Chrystal Bartuska
    Life & Health Director/Medicare Division Director

    (701) 328-2441

    cabartuska@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Consumer Complaints and Inquires - Life & Health

    Angie Voegele
    Consumer Assistance Analyst

    (701) 328-2940

    amvoegele@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Consumer Complaints and Inquires - Property & Casualty

    Holly Brockman
    Consumer Assistance Analyst

    (701) 328-2932

    hbrockman@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Consumer Complaints and Inquires - Property & Casualty

    Janelle Middlestead
    P&C Director/Producer Licensing Division Director

    (701) 328-4460

    jlmiddlestead@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Deposits

    Rachel Kriege
    Administrative Division Director

    (701) 328-2931

    rkriege@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Examinations - Financial

    Matt Fischer
    Chief Examiner and Division Director/Company Licensing and Examinations

    (701) 328-9617

    mattfischer@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Examinations - Market Conduct

    Johnny Palsgraaf
    General Counsel

    (701) 328-2440

    jpalsgraaf@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    General Counsel

    Johnny Palsgraaf
    General Counsel

    (701) 328-2440

    jpalsgraaf@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    InsurTech

    Chris Aufenthie
    Property and Casualty Form Analyst

    (701) 328-4638

    caufenthie@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    InsurTech

    Johnny Palsgraaf
    General Counsel

    (701) 328-2440

    jpalsgraaf@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Investigations and Fraud

    Dale Pittman
    Fraud Investigation Division Director

    (701) 328-2884

    jdpittman@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Investigations and Fraud

    Rebecca Kopp
    Special Investigator

    (701) 328-4641

    rakopp@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Media Relations/Public Information

    Jacob Just
    Director of Communications

    (701) 328-2684

    jjust@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    NAIC Liaison

    John R. Arnold
    Deputy Insurance Commissioner

    (701) 328-2440

    jrarnold@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Policy and Form Filings - Life & Health

    Chrystal Bartuska
    Life & Health Director/Medicare Division Director

    (701) 328-2441

    cabartuska@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Policy and Form Filings - Life & Health

    Colton Storseth
    Life and Health Actuary

    (701) 328-4979

    cstorseth@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Policy, Form, and Rate Filings - Property & Casualty

    Mike Andring
    Property and Casualty Actuary

    (701) 328-4937

    mandring@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Policy, Form, and Rate Filings - Property & Casualty

    Janelle Middlestead
    P&C Director/Producer Licensing Division Director

    (701) 328-4460

    jlmiddlestead@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Premium Tax

    Jess Davis
    Accountant

    (701) 328-2930

    jessdavis@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Statistical Reporting

    Jacob Just
    Director of Communications

    (701) 328-2684

    jjust@nd.gov

  • North Dakota

    Technology

    Laurie Scully
    IT Administrator

    (701) 328-2503

    lscully@nd.gov

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