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 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.
Muhammad Kashif is Vice President 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.
Andrea Everling is Vice President of Actuarial Services at MWCIA. Ms. Everling has a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science/Finance from Drake University. Ms. Everling is an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Before joining MWCIA, Ms. Everling worked on the carrier side performing ratemaking and reserving for commercial insurance product, including Workers’ Compensation. Ms. Everling is passionate about providing data-driven insights into the Workers’ Compensation environment in Minnesota. In her role, Ms. Everling is responsible for all the Association’s actuarial, financial data, and statistical production functions, as well as the annual Minnesota Ratemaking Report.