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The Risk Management & Tort Defense Division employs a competent, professional staff trained and capable of assisting you with your claims, legal, insurance, or risk management issues.

Main Number (406) 444-2421




Division Administrator, State Risk Manager-Brett Dahl 3687
Chief Defense Counsel-Bill Gianoulias 2438
Accounting Technician/Administrative Assistant-Linda Cronholm 3600
Legal Secretary-Mardi Slocum 4516

Legal Defense

Associate Counsel-Ford Hayes 2485
Associate Counsel-Mike King 2403
Associate Counsel-Courtney Cosgrove 3562
Associate Counsel-Dave Ohler 0945
Legal Investigator-Robin Coon 2512

Loss Prevention

Property-Aric Curtiss 3486
Auto, Other-Julie Ouzts 0106
Property, Auto, Other-Mike Anderson 2617


Division Administrator, State Risk Manager-Brett Dahl 3687
Risk Finance Specialist-Kristie Rhodes 4509
Accountant/Financial Specialist-Danica Boe 3168

Auto/Aviation/General Liability/Property Claims

Claims Specialist-Gordon Amsbaugh 2422
Claims Specialist-Kirk Barfuss 6498
Claims Specialist-Kathleen McElwain 4995
Claims Specialist-Jennie Younkin 7996