LMC Staff News

Promotion

The League Board of Directors has appointed Patricia Beety as the League’s general counsel. Beety had served as interim general counsel for the League since March 22, 2017, after the unexpected passing of former General Counsel Tom Grundhoefer.

Beety has been employed by the League since 1990 and has served in various positions, including defense litigation supervisor. She has years of experience working with employment law, litigation, and counseling city councils and other appointed and elected officials. Beety has spent most of her career under the direct supervision of Tom Grundhoefer, and has great familiarity with the League and LMCIT, legal concerns of cities, and the League’s role in working with cities on legal issues.

“Pat is very familiar with our member needs and is an excellent attorney,” LMC Executive Director David Unmacht said. “I am very happy that the LMC Board appointed Pat to the position of general counsel.”

Aside from her duties with the League, Beety has been active in the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys, the Public Law Section of the state bar association, the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and a variety of other legal committees and groups. She has also served as president of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and was a Minnesota Lawyer 2011 Attorney of the Year. Beety currently serves as chair of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Board of Legal Certification, provides volunteer mediation and other services for Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, and works as an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School.

New employee

Nathan (Nate) Brue joined the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust as an underwriter on Sept. 1. Brue received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin—Platteville. He previously worked as a senior policy services technician in the Underwriting Department at Berkley Risk Administrators.

Promotion

Dan Greensweig has been named the new administrator of the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT). Greensweig replaces Pete Tritz, who served as administrator since LMCIT’s inception in 1980 until his retirement earlier this year.

Greensweig has been the LMCIT assistant administrator since 2010. With this role, he was responsible for managing organizational functions such as underwriting, claims, risk management, technology, data analysis, and operations. He also helped oversee departmental budgeting, communications, human resources, strategic planning, and vendor and technology relationships and initiatives for the insurance trust.

“Dan has been instrumental in the development of programs and people during his time as the LMCIT assistant administrator,” Todd Prafke, chair of the LMCIT Board of Trustees, said. “He possesses the high-quality skills and talents that will serve cities well during the evolution of LMCIT.”

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