Christine Larson, CEO and president, Empire Insurance Group
CEO and president
Empire Insurance Group
As a young girl, Christine Larson would regularly visit her father’s insurance agency after school. After finishing college, she decided to follow in his footsteps. She and her parents eventually set up an independent agency, Empire Insurance Group, and together they laid the foundation for a solid business with strong ties to the community. Larson acquired the business from her parents a few years later and added two more offices last October, growing her staff from two to 17 members. “Christine will never settle for anything less than extraordinary,” a colleague says. “She always had a dream of building an ‘empire’ in the insurance world, and she has created more jobs for our community.”
In 2014, Larson was named Young Agent of the Year by the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Association, where she has been an at-large board member since 2017. Recently, Larson became part of the Insurance Mastermind Group, where she shares her experience while building relationships with other like-minded individuals in the industry. She has been invited to speak to college students about growing a business and the career prospects in the insurance industry.
On top of juggling multiple businesses, Larson finds the time to coach her daughter’s softball team and give back to the community. She serves as president and co-founder of local nonprofit the North Branch Beautification Association, as past president of the North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Wyoming Area Business Association, the Chicago Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the North Branch Buy Local Committee.