North Star announces advancements

Tricia Zimmer, JD, MPA, AINS, AIM, has been promoted to vice president of human resources. Zimmer has worked for North Star since 2015 and previously held the position of department manager.

Pete Hellie, CPCU, will assume the role of executive vice president upon the retirement of Joe Hoff. Hellie began employment with North Star in 2008 as vice president of Finance. In 2015, he was named chief financial officer and treasurer, and prior to that held the role of senior vice president and treasurer. Hellie currently works with company investments, banking, reinsurance, and legislative and compliance issues. He oversees the Accounting, Internal Auditing, Legal Compliance and Human Resources departments.

Mike Flugum, CPCU, ARe, will assume the role of North Star’s corporate secretary following Joe Hoff’s retirement. Flugum has worked for North Star since May of 2007 and currently holds the position of senior vice president.