Our Team


Management Team
  RYON BOEN, AFIS, Chief Executive Officer
(701) 721-5104 (cell)
Ryon began his insurance career in 2007 after serving as vice president of products for TestQuest, a software engineering company in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. Here, he led the engineering, development and new-product launch for a variety of software products in both domestic and international markets. An engineer by trade with former roles at Caterpillar and Phoenix International, he joined Western Agency as a farm insurance agent, quickly assisting in the agency's growth, which has more than doubled the past seven years. He was appointed CEO for Western Agency in 2010, following the retirement of former owner Chuck Tompkins. He earned his bachelor of science in electrical engineering/computer engineering from North Dakota State University and his master's of business administration/strategic marketing from Moorhead State University, now Minnesota State University Moorhead. He and his wife Kristen and their three kids live in Minot, N.D.
  JACKIE LARSON, Vice President of Farm Operations
(701) 263-1318 (cell)
Jackie Larson directs account management and customer service for farm operations as well as assists in the development of new farm accounts. Jackie’s extensive agency knowledge and relationships with area farmers make her an ideal fit to lead our farm team and serve farmers and their families. Jackie joined Western Agency in 2009 as a customer service representative. Highly skilled at developing quality control plans, working with customers and training new talent, Jackie quickly transitioned into leadership, overseeing a variety of agency operations and client support roles. Larson began her career in health care as a radiologic technologist at Trinity Medical Center in Minot. A native of Towner, she earned her degree from Minot State University in 1997. She and her husband Steve and two children live in Minot, N.D.
  Casey Tompkins, Vice President of Commercial Operations
(701) 721-5102 (cell)
A veteran certified insurance counselor with more than 30 years of industry experience, Casey’s background includes experience writing a variety of commercial businesses including oilfield, contractor insurance, municipalities, school systems, contract bonds, farms and other small businesses. An expert who joined Western Agency in its earliest years, Casey’s forte is engineering comprehensive insurance programs designed to protect you when even the most complex claims arise. Respected by both clients and industry experts in several states, Casey also is a past board member, education committee member and certificate task force member of the Professional Insurance Agents of North Dakota. He also is a past member of North Star Mutual’s Agents Advisory Council. He and his wife Tammy live on a farm in Surrey, N.D.