Management Team

Michael (Jim) J. Alexander
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Alexander has served as a director of NI Holdings, Inc. since 2017. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of NI Holdings, Inc., as well as Nodak Mutual Group, Inc. Mr. Alexander is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Nodak Insurance Company, American West Insurance Company, Battle Creek Mutual Insurance Company, Primero Insurance Company, and Tri-State, LTD. Mr. Alexander is President of Nodak Agency, Inc. Mr. Alexander is Chief Executive Officer of Direct Auto Insurance Company. He serves on the Board of Directors of all NI Holdings’ subsidiary companies.

Mr. Alexander joined Nodak Mutual Insurance Company as Senior Vice President of Underwriting in August 2003, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in November 2004, and appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2005. Mr. Alexander’s title changed to President and Chief Executive Officer in connection with the conversion of Nodak Insurance Company from mutual to stock form and the creation of NI Holdings, Inc. in March 2017. Prior to joining Nodak Mutual, Mr. Alexander was director of underwriting/customer service at MSI Insurance Companies. Mr. Alexander has over 30 years of experience in the property and casualty industry. He graduated from Earlham College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and earned his Master of Arts degree in actuarial science from Ball State University.

Seth Daggett
Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Seth Daggett

Seth Daggett is the executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer. He joined Nodak in September 2019 and has over 15 years of experience in the property/casualty insurance industry. Prior to joining Nodak, he was the chief financial officer and treasurer at RAM Mutual Insurance Company.

Daggett began his career as an external auditor at Deloitte, and joined Travelers Companies, Inc. in 2004 where he served as senior director of finance from 2008 to 2015. Daggett graduated from the University of North Dakota with bachelor's degrees in financial management and accounting, and is a certified public accountant. He has the CPCU and ARe designations from the American Institute of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and the Insurance Institute of America, and served as a board member of the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Insurers Association from 2017 to 2019.