Johnson, Dewitz reelected to NDIRF Board of Directors


Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund (NDIRF) Board of Directors Chairperson Chris West announced Wednesday, May 20, Burdell Johnson and Ty Dewitz were reelected to its board of directors. The announcement occurred during the NDIRF’s annual meeting.

Johnson was reelected in the “Others” category which represents all North Dakota local government entities except for cities, counties, and schools. He was first elected to the NDIRF board in 1993.

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in education from Valley City State University and an MBA from the University of Mary. Johnson farms and ranches near Tuttle, ND, heads an ag-related insurance agency, and is Managing General Agent for two small insurance companies. He has served as board chairman of Atwood Township in Kidder County for 18 years.

Dewitz was reelected in the “Schools” category. He was first appointed to the NDIRF board in 2019.

Dewitz graduated from the North Dakota College of Science with a degree in farm management. Dewitz and his wife Debra farm and ranch with their family near Tappen, ND. He has been on the Kidder County School Board for five years. Dewitz is the Chairman of the Central Dakota Irrigation District, Chairman of Stony Acres Grazing Association, Chairman of Tappen Farmers COOP, and Clerk of Westford Township.

The NDIRF board is responsible for ensuring the NDIRF continues to deliver on its mission of the being the choice of risk services for North Dakota local government.

“Our board and management team work together to determine the direction of the NDIRF, ensuring we continually review coverages, as well as education and training resources, so our members are prepared to navigate trending and future risks,” NDIRF CEO Brennan Quintus shared. “The experience Burdell and Ty bring our board helps us deliver on our mission. We appreciate their continued service on our board, and we congratulate them on a successful election.”

Photo: (Top) Burdell Johnson; (Bottom) Ty Dewitz.