President and CEO
Mike Hamerlik joined WPS in June 2012 as President and CEO. During his tenure, he has emphasized strategic thinking, which has resulted in new health insurance products, enhanced traditional health insurance products, transparent communications with employees and the community, and solution-focused problem-solving.
Prior to joining WPS, Mike was President and CEO of Noridian Administrative Services for 10 years. He previously was Executive Vice President of government and corporate operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, where he began as Associate General Counsel. Prior to working at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, he practiced law with Lewis and Roca in Phoenix, Arizona. He also served as a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives for six years.
Mike graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s of business administration degree, majoring in marketing. He earned his law degree at the University of North Dakota School of Law. His hobbies include classical music, aviation and flying, collecting antiques, and classic car restoration.