JEROD BLAKESTAD, CIC

President, Minneapolis  

Direct: 612-767-0885
jb@blakestad.com

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LUKE ANDERSON

Private Client Director

Direct: 612-767-0880
info@blakestad.com 

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Ben Phillips

Managing Partner, New York  

Cell: 843-324-9599
bp@blakestad.com

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DEREK GRUBER, CIC

Commercial Lines Director

Direct: 612-767-0880
Cell: 404-804-5341
dg@blakestad.com


Client Advisors

KAREN HAWKINSON, CIC, CRM

Client Advisor

Direct: 612-767-0883
Cell: 612-619-6676
kh@blakestad.com 

JOE WASHLESKI, CPCU

Client Advisor

Direct: 612-767-0880
Cell: 763-245-7024
jw@blakestad.com


Client Services

LISA VANKEMPEN, CISR

Personal Client Executive

Direct: 612-767-0892
lv@blakestad.com

Sandi bucheger

Personal Client Executive

Direct:  612-767-0897
sb@blakestad.com

Melissa rageth,
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Commercial Client Executive

Direct:  612-767-0887
mr@blakestad.com

SUE RIESCHL, CISR

Director of Operations, the OpenTrack

Direct:  612-767-0896
sr@blakestad.com

SUE martinsen

Personal Client Executive

Direct:  612-767-0893
sm@blakestad.com

Holly adebiyi

Private Client Services

Direct: 612-767-0880
info@blakestad.com

tony fine

Vice President of Operations

Direct:  612-767-0899
tf@blakestad.com