New Employees

May Vang joined the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust on Dec. 21 as a policy services technician in the Underwriting Department. Vang has a Bachelor of Science degree in family social science from the University of Minnesota. Her previous work experience includes medical assembler, team member at Target, and dining room manager at an assisted living facility.

Debra Sisneros joined the League on Dec. 1 in the newly created position of office services coordinator. She will oversee the front desk receptionist as well as the copy center staff. Sisneros previously worked for the Metropolitan Council, the City of Maple Grove, and the City of Rosemount. She earned her associate degree in sales and marketing from Minnesota School of Business and her bachelor’s degree in business management from Rasmussen College.

Awards

League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust Administrator Dan Greensweig recently received the Patriot Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for his support of Trust employees who serve in the military Reserve. “The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide range of measures, including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed,” ESGR says on its website.

Greensweig was nominated for the award by Trust Litigation Attorney Patrick Arneson, who has served in the Army Reserve since 2005. Arneson said Greensweig has provided outstanding leadership and support to him and to another employee who recently retired from the Army Reserve.

“Mr. Greensweig has been instrumental in continuing LMC’s outstanding support of its Reservist employees and in building that support to an even higher level,” Arneson said in his nomination letter. “He has supported and maintained the LMC personnel policies which make it possible for me to continue my military service and progress in my military career. All of our military service has required large amounts of time and travel. Remarkably, Mr. Greensweig and LMC have not only accommodated this military service — they have heartily encouraged it. They see military service as an institutional asset, rather than a liability. I am grateful as a Servicemember for an employer like LMC and for a supervisor like Mr. Greensweig.”

Recognition

League Defense Litigation Supervisor Ryan Zipf retired this fall from the U.S. Army Reserves after 30 years of service. Col. Zipf most recently served as chief counsel for the 63rd Readiness Division in Mountain View, California, leading and supervising 15 attorneys and paralegals. During his service, he also served as commander of the 9th Legal Operations Detachment in Columbus, Ohio, and deployed to Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010 with the 372nd Engineer Brigade.

Despite the formal conclusion of his service to our country, Zipf has no plans for retirement from the League, and will continue to serve Minnesota cities in his role as in-house litigation supervisor. “I could not have served in the Army Reserves for so long in demanding positions without the outstanding support from my family and the League,” Zipf said.