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Jennifer Wolf, President


With more than 20 years of experience, Jennifer Wolf develops collaborative relationships between regulators, carriers, employers, and employees to maintain a balanced and sustainable workers’ compensation system.
Ms. Wolf leads a staff of 30 professionals who use workers’ compensation data to develop important tools including Minnesota’s annual Ratemaking Report, policy coverage verification services, and experience rating modifications.  Ms. Wolf has authored articles, given presentations, and hosted a podcast which explored the many facets of workers’ compensation including healthcare delivery, labor force dynamics, and insurance trends.  

Prior to joining MWCIA, Ms. Wolf was the Executive Director of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) where she facilitated education and information sharing to find solutions that reduced harm and aided recovery from occupational injuries and illnesses.  Ms. Wolf has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Kansas.  

Kathleen Peterson, Senior VP


Kathleen Peterson is Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Treasurer/Secretary of MWCIA.  Ms. Peterson also serves in the role of treasurer for SPECTRUM Partners LLC.  Ms. Peterson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.  She has over 28 years of experience in the property and casualty industry.

In an executive capacity, Ms. Peterson has been responsible for directing the operations of claims departments, customer service and member processing centers in both the finance and insurance industries, ranging from startup companies to large corporations.

As Sr. Vice President of Operations, Ms. Peterson is responsible for the day-to-day operations of MWCIA including policy and statistical data collections, underwriting, accounting, human resource, test audit, Assigned Risk applications processing, administration and facilities.

Andrea Everling, VP

Actuarial Services

Andrea Everling is Vice President of Actuarial Services at MWCIA.  Ms. Everling has a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science/Finance from Drake University.  Ms. Everling is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  Before joining MWCIA, Ms. Everling worked on the carrier side performing ratemaking and reserving for commercial insurance product, including Workers’ Compensation.  Ms. Everling is passionate about providing data-driven insights into the Workers’ Compensation environment in Minnesota.  In her role, Ms. Everling is responsible for all the Association’s actuarial, financial data, and statistical production functions, as well as the annual Minnesota Ratemaking Report.

Gregg Lutz, Vice President

Data Services

Mr. Lutz has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University;  As head of Data Services for MWCIA, Mr. Lutz is responsible for policy and unit data collection, experience rating functions, data quality and compliance and data governance functions to serve Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation private market.

Doug Koch, Chief Technology Officer

Information Technology

Mr. Koch has a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Minnesota;  As head of Technology for MWCIA, Mr. Koch is responsible for technology solutions that enable MWCIA business functions and activities. In addition, Mr. Koch is responsible for systems security to protect the information assets of the Association.