Frank J. Stork Vice President & Senior Counsel, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Board Secretary
Frank Stork is a graduate of Loras College and the University of Iowa College of Law, where he served as Notes & Comments editor of the Iowa Law Review. He also received a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Iowa.
Stork is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the company's government relations program at the state and federal levels. As a member of the legal staff, he provides legal support for the company's public policy initiatives and other business areas. Stork joined Wellmark as a corporate officer in 2001 and was appointed corporate board secretary in 2011.
Prior to joining Wellmark, Stork served as executive director of the Iowa Board of Regents. He also practiced law in Des Moines and was a partner/shareholder in both the Gamble & Davis and the Dickinson law firms. He has extensive experience in state government, including employment as director of state relations at the University of Iowa, Secretary of the Iowa Senate, and assistant attorney general in the Iowa Department of Justice. Stork has served on several public boards and commissions, including the Iowa Board of Regents, the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, the Iowa Board of Tax Review, and the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Stork is a former board member of the Federation of Iowa Insurers, ChildServe, Mentor Iowa, and the South Dakota Health Insurance Risk Pool. He has served on numerous Iowa State Bar Association Committees and lectured for several years at Drake University Law School.
As recognition of his work in the Iowa Senate and many years of legislative advocacy, the General Assembly in 2013 inducted Frank as a member of the Iowa Pioneer Lawmakers Association during a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives.