Senior Management Team

Brennan Quintus

CEO

Chief Executive Officer Brennan Quintus joined the NDIRF in 2015, serving as the Risk Services Manager and overseeing the NDIRF’s underwriting and member services departments. He was promoted in 2018 to CEO.

Experience​

  • Chairperson, North Dakota Public Health Insurance Trust (NDPHIT) (2020-2022)
  • Trustee, NDPHIT (2020-Present)
  • Risk Services Manager, NDIRF (2015-2018)
  • Account Executive/Producer (2012-2015)
  • Commercial Lines Underwriter (2011-2012)
  • Agency Marketing Specialist (2009-2011)

Education

  • Executive Juris Doctor, Purdue Global Law School (West Lafayette, IN)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Mary
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Mary

Insurance Industry Designations​

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Associate in Underwriting (AU)

Insurance Industry Involvement ​

  • President, North Dakota Roughrider Chapter of the CPCU Society
  • National Faculty, Academy of Insurance
  • National Faculty, National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research
  • Frequent speaker for insurance-related events on a state and national level

Nora Freuh

CFO

Chief Financial Officer Nora Frueh joined the NDIRF in 2015, overseeing the organization’s finance department. 

Experience​

  • Trustee, NDPHIT (2020-Present)
  • Audit Senior Manager (2005-2015)​​​

Education and Designations

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business/Management, University of Mary
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (2005-Present)

Community Involvement ​

  • Board Member, Finance Committee Member, Missouri Valley YMCA (2018-2023)

Vance Krebs

CIO

Chief Information Officer Vance Krebs joined the NDIRF in 2000, bringing with him over 35 years of information technology (IT), cybersecurity, and helpdesk support experience. He was promoted to CIO in 2015.

Experience​

  • ​IT Manager, NDIRF (2000-2015)
  • Programmer/System Analyst (1993-2000)

Education and Designations

  • Master of Management, University of Mary​
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, University of Mary

Community Involvement ​

  • Frequent speaker for NDIRF member events on cybersecurity
  • Frequent speaker for CRM application administration events on a state and national level

Keith Pic

Director of Claims

Director of Claims Keith Pic joined the NDIRF in 2012, serving as an Outside Claims Adjuster. He was promoted in 2018 to Assistant Director of Claims and later, in 2021, he was promoted to Director of Claims. 

Experience​

  • Assistant Director of Claims, NDIRF (2018-2021)
  • Outside Claims Adjuster (2012-2018)
  • Independent Adjuster (2011-2012)
  • Claim Representative (2010-2011)​
  • Staff Sergeant, Retired, North Dakota Army National Guard (2006-2021)

Education

  • Master of Risk Management and Insurance, Florida State University – College of Business (Tallahassee, FL) (2009)
  • Bachelor of Science, North Dakota State University

Insurance Industry Designations​

  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Associate in Claims Management (AIC-M)
  • Associate in Managment (AIM)​
  • Associate in General Insurance (AINS)
  • Senior Claim Law Associate (SCLA)

Insurance Industry Involvement ​

  • Past President, North Dakota Roughrider Chapter of the CPCU Society
  • Past Member, The Institutes CPCU Society Ethics Committee
  • Speaker for claims-related events on a national level
  • Contributor to CPCU, AIC, and SCSR designation course work through The Institutes

Jeff Tescher

Director of Underwriting

Director of Underwriting Jeff Tescher joined the NDIRF in October 2018, bringing with him over 10 years of insurance industry experience.  

Experience​

  • Commercial Lines Underwriting Supervisor (2012-2018)
  • Commercial Lines Underwriter (2011-2012)

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of North Dakota (2009)

Insurance Industry Designations​

  • Associate in Underwriting (AU)
  • Associate in General Insurance (AINS)​

Insurance Industry Involvement ​

  • Frequent speaker for NDIRF member events on NDIRF liability, auto, and public assets coverages and North Dakota State Fire and Tornado Fund property coverage

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Corey Olson

Director of Member Services

Director of Member Services Corey Olson joined the NDIRF in 2018, serving as the Member Services Manager and overseeing the NDIRF’s member outreach and risk management education and training programs. 

Experience​

  • Insurance Agency Manager/Producer (2014-2018)

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Mary
  • Associate Degree, Bismarck State College​

Insurance Industry Designations​

  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)​​

Insurance Industry Involvement ​

  • North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program (NDLTAP) Advisory Board Member
  • Frequent speaker for NDIRF member events on risk management