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Jason StrainVice President

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Home: Maple Grove, Minnesota
Hometown: East Bethel, Minnesota
Specialty: Health and Life Reinsurance, both traditional and alternative risk
Experience: 17 years, including work with ING Re Group Reinsurance division and TREAN Re.
Why reinsurance:

While interviewing after college, the reinsurance opportunity was the most interesting so, like many, I fell into the business.

Family:

Wonderful wife and two active boys.

Strangest job ever:

Worked at a gun club when I was 14 -16.

What have you done that nobody would guess you'd done, just looking at you:

Won a hip hop dance contest.

If I were a tree:

I’d be a redwood because they are durable, low maintenance and highly sustainable.

Favorite Book:

The Art of War.

Favorite Movie:

Forrest Gump.

Top three things on your bucket list:

Live overseas, learn to play the guitar, spend a summer on a boat traveling the coast.

Favorite thing to do:

Boating and snowmobiling with my family.

First Car:

1978 Cutlass Supreme.

When I retire:

I’m going to live on the ocean.

Hero:

My dad.

Most embarrasing moment:

While traveling for business, I realized I accidently brought and had to wear the same suit I wore to college interviews. It was too small, outdated and had a hole in the thigh.

Number of Facebook friends:

Haven’t used FB in years.

If I were a dog:

I’d be a Doberman Pinscher because they are loyal, dedicated, bold and assertive.