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Workers' Compensation Fund Blue Arrows

Board of Trustees

A 13-member Board of Trustees composed of elected and appointed municipal officials governs the Fund. Administration is provided by the MML's Risk Management Services Division.

Learn more about serving as a Fund Trustee and how to apply.


brockChair: Frank Brock, Jr., Mayor, City of Lathrup Village

Frank has more than 26 years experience as a municipal official, serving as the mayor of Lathrup Village for the last 20.  He is a member of the Michigan Municipal League Legislative Governance Committee.  Frank is a past chairman the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce and current board member of both the Lathrup Village DDA and Lathrup Village Community Foundation.




burnsVice-Chair: Christine Burns, Village Manager, Village of Spring Lake

Christine has more than 25 years of experience as a municipal official. Christine has been the village manager of Spring Lake since 2012 after serving the City of Cedar Springs for more than five years and the Village of Oxford for nearly two years. She also served the City of Clare for more than 14 years. Chris graduated from Central Michigan University with the BS in BA majoring in Management (1990) and earned her MSA in Public Administration from CMU in 2006. Fire Up Chips! Chris is a member of the Michigan Municipal Executives (MME), International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and holds a Certified Master Municipal Clerk designation; she has also served as the President for the West MI Local Government Management Association and has served on the Board of Directors for MME.


richardsonLois Allen-Richardson, Councilmember, City of Ypsilanti

Lois has more than sixteen years of experience as a municipal official, serving as councilmember and mayor pro-tem of Ypsilanti all sixteen.  She is a founding member and the current president of Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO).  Lois is also currently serving as president of the Elected Officials Academy Advisory Board, has previously served as a MML Board of Trustee member and is a past regional secretary with MML.  Lois is also involved in several local civic organizations.

 

BosanicGeorge Bosanic, City Manager, City of Greenville

George has over 25 years of experience as a municipal official, serving as the city manager of Greenville for the last 21. He is a past president of the Greenville Rotary, winner of the Community Spirit Collaboration Award and a founding board member of the Montcalm County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization. He is a member of the Michigan Local Government Management Association and International City Management Association.



donkerMaureen Donker, Mayor, City of Midland

Maureen has more than five years of experience as a municipal official, and has served as mayor of Midland since 2009. She has been the Executive Director of The Reece Endeavor of Midland, a community program providing homes for individuals with special needs, since 1998.  Maureen is also active in the Midland community, serving on various local and regional civic organizations.




doyleDeborah Doyle, Mayor, City of Durand

Deb is currently serving as mayor for the City of Durand. The MML past president and former Elected Officials Academy board member has been an active member of various League committees, on the Michigan Association of Mayors board, and has graduated all four levels of the EOA program. in 2009, she established the Tim Doyle Scholarship fund in loving memory of her husband, and fellow councilmember, Tim Doyle. With the scholarship, 23 elected officials have been able to attend the EOA Core Weekender at no cost. Deb was awarded an MML Honorary Life Membership in 2012.



ericksonScott Erickson, City Manager, City of Ironwood

Scott has more than thirty years of experience as a municipal official, serving as city manager of Ironwood since 2005.  He previously served with the city of Oshkosh, WI and Andover, MN.  Scott was a Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees member from 2011 – 2014 and received the MML Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award in 2016.  He has previously served as the president of the Upper Peninsula City Managers Organization and is involved in several local civic organizations.

 

gilmartinDan Gilmartin, Executive Director & CEO,
Michigan Municipal League

Dan is the executive director & CEO of the Michigan Municipal League. Through his work with communities, Dan is recognized as a national leader in the fields of urban revitalization, placemaking, local government reform, and transportation policy. Under his leadership, the League was recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as a “Cool Place to Work” in 2011. Model D Media recently referred to him as “an urban thinker with an eye for the small, oft-unnoticed changes that can make ‘places’ out of streets and buildings.” Dan serves on the Placemaking Leadership Council and previously served on the Michigan Future, Inc. Leadership Council and the board of directors of the National League of Cities. Prior to his current position, Dan served for four years as the lead advocate for Michigan’s communities in Lansing and in Washington, where he concentrated on a number of key issues including transportation, land use, and urban redevelopment. In 2010, Dan added radio talk show host to his resume as host of The Prosperity Agenda on News/Talk 760 WJR, which is Michigan’s highest-rated talk station and can be heard throughout the Midwest and Canada.  He is a frequent blogger and a contributing author to the books The Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People and the recent followup Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities.  Dan is a frequent speaker on matters pertaining to cities and villages. In 2012, he was selected as the Strategic Association Leader of the Year by the Michigan Society of Association Executives.

 

 

shayJohn Shay, City Manager, City of Ludington

John has more than nineteen years of experience as a municipal official, serving as city manager of Ludington since 2003.  He previously served with the village of Almont as their manager for five years.  John is a Michigan Municipal Executive Board Member and a Michigan Municipal Executive Ethics Committee Member.  He serves on various community boards and is involved in several local civic organizations.

 


smithAdam Smith, City Administrator, City of Grand Ledge

Adam has more than nine years experience as a municipal official, currently serving as the administrator in Grand Ledge. Prior to that he was manager in the Village of Mackinaw City.  He is a member of the Michigan Local Government Management Association and currently serves on the MLGMA Board of Directors.  Adam serves on MML’s Elected Official Academy Board of Directors and is a member of the International City/County Management Association.  He is also active in several local civic organizations.

 

 

 

Fund Administrator, Michael Forster, Michigan Municipal League

forster

Mike oversees all administrative, financial and regulatory aspects of the League’s casualty and worker’s compensation insurance programs. He is responsible for implementing the policies of the insurance program governing boards and for reporting operating results to the Pool and Fund boards and members. Mike has been with the League since 1990. Previous to his appointment as Director in 2004, he held the positions of Claim Manager and Assistant Director of Risk Management. Mike also spent eight years with a national insurance carrier as a multi-line claims supervisor. A 1981 graduate of the University of Michigan – Dearborn, Mike is currently pursuing the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

 

 

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