Board of Directors

North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance's (WSI) Executive Director and Board of Directors are appointed by the Governor of North Dakota. The Board of Directors is an advisory board with members serving 4-year terms.

The 11 member board consists of:

  • 6 members representing employers with active accounts with WSI
  • 3 members representing employees
  • 1 member is a member of the North Dakota Medical Association
  • 1 member is appointed as a member-at-large

Wally Keller ,CGO, Employer Representative (over $25,000)
January 2015 – December 2018

Charles Steffan, Employer Rep (at-large)
January 2017 – December 2020

Bobbie Ripplinger,  (member-at-large)
January 2015 – December 2018

Brad Maier, Employer Representative (under $10,000)
January 2017 – December 2020

Patricia Clement, Employer Representative (at-large)
January 2015 – December 2018

Vicki Kunz, Employee Representative
January 2015 – December 2018

Matthew Gardner, Employee Representative (WSI benefit recipient)
January 2017 – December 2020

Pamela Link, Employee Representative (organized labor)
January 2017 – December 2020

Dr. Michael Quast, ND Medical Association
January 2015 – December 2018

Eric Bischke, Employer Representative (over $25,000)
January 2017- December 2020

Dean Anagnost, Employer Representative (under $25,000)
January 2017 – December 2020

Contacting a Board Member:
You can write to a board member at any time at PO Box 2174, Bismarck ND 58502-2174.