Dan Schwandt joined WPS in 2013 as Chief Legal and Governance Officer. His responsibilities included the executive oversight of the legal and facility operations departments, as well as providing corporate governance advice to the WPS board of directors and its subsidiary boards. He became Chief of Staff in 2018, continuing to oversee facility operations and corporate governance. He was elected to the boards of The EPIC Life Insurance Company in March 2013 and WPS Health Plan (Arise) in September 2013.
Prior to joining WPS, Dan worked 21½ years for Noridian Mutual Insurance Company in Fargo, North Dakota. Dan came to Noridian as Associate General Counsel. He developed and implemented the subrogation/reimbursement program and was responsible for managing all litigation. He was promoted to Deputy General Counsel and later to Vice President and General Counsel. Dan’s last role prior to departing Noridian was as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. In that role, Dan served on the senior executive Enterprise Strategy Group and was also responsible for the executive oversight of the legal, privacy, human resources, and facilities departments. He also served as Corporate Secretary for the Noridian board of directors.
Prior to joining Noridian, Dan was in private practice, specializing in personal injury litigation and matters related to workers’ compensation, Social Security, and family law.
Dan is a 1976 graduate of Moorhead State University in Minnesota. He graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1988. Dan is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.