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Management

Brandon Miller, President

Administration

Brandon is the President of the Association, joining the organization in February, 2013.

Mr. Miller has expertise in workers’ compensation issues, having worked for 27 years in the industry as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, mediator, claims adjuster, claims supervisor, insurance broker, consultant, operations and product manager. Prior to joining the Association, Brandon served for two years in Washington, DC as the Finance and Insurance Branch Chief for the Longshore Division of the US Department of Labor. His previous experience also includes work for the State of Minnesota, Department of Labor & Industry, The Hays Companies and United Health Companies.  

Brandon has provided workers’ compensation presentations to groups of all sizes, served as expert witness in litigation and presented public testimony to legislative committees. He is a nationally recognized expert on a wide range of workers' compensation topics having worked on and led multiple committees and working groups for the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) since 1995. He has also had his work published in the IAIABC Journal and utilized as framework for State law revisions.  

Previously, he served for eight years on the Board of Directors for the MWCIA including two as Chair.



Kathleen Peterson, Senior VP

Operations

Kathleen Peterson is Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Treasurer/Secretary of MWCIA. Ms. Peterson also serves in the role of treasurer for SPECTRUM Partners LLC. Ms. Peterson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. She has over 28 years of experience in the property and casualty industry.

In an executive capacity, Ms. Peterson has been responsible for directing the operations of claims departments, customer service and member processing centers in both the finance and insurance industries, ranging from startup companies to large corporations.

As Sr. Vice President of Operations, Ms. Peterson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of MWCIA including policy and statistical data collections, underwriting, accounting, human resource, test audit, Assigned Risk applications processing, administration and facilities.



Craig Anderson, VP

Actuarial Services

Craig Anderson is Vice President of Actuarial Services. Mr. Anderson has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, and has served as the Association’s corporate actuary for 35 years. Mr. Anderson managed the nation’s first statewide implementation of the explicit inclusion of investment income in workers' compensation pricing, and was one of the visionary developers of the ACCCT consortium. Mr. Anderson has served on numerous industry committees over his 42 years with MWCIA - including charter membership on the WCRA’s actuarial committee - and continues to provide cost evaluations for various workers' compensation statutory benefit change options. Mr. Anderson is responsible for all the Association’s actuarial, financial data, and statistical production functions, as well as the annual Minnesota Ratemaking Report.



Muhammad Kashif, Director

Information Technology

Muhammad Kashif is Director of Information Technology at MWCIA. A graduate of the Minnesota State University Moorhead, Mr. Kashif has worked with MWCIA for more than two decades in the information systems department, including role as an application programmer, program analyst, system analyst,  senior programmer/analyst, web software developer/ senior DBA, and technical project manager. Mr. Kashif has broad and extensive technical knowledge and a great passion for technology.  Mr. Kashif is a leader with proven experience in building successful business partnerships, delivering results, creating and implementing effective business solutions. As head of Information Technology at MWCIA, he is responsible for IT administrative functions and project management, serves on internal and external committees, and manages IT staff and consultants.