Workers' Compensation Fund
Risk Management & Insurance Accounting
Michael Forster, Director, Risk Management Services
Mike oversees all administrative, financial and regulatory aspects of the League’s casualty and workers' 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.
Lawrence D. Peck, Risk Manager
Larry joined the League in 2002, becoming the third Risk Manager in 20 years. Larry has primary responsibility for reinsurance placement, underwriting and actuarial review. Larry began his career in insurance as a loss control consultant. He moved to the University of Michigan's Risk Management Department in 1988. His responsibilities were the underwriting administration of the University's self-insurance programs and advocating improvements to minimize loss potential. Larry developed a Risk Management department at an entrepreneurial venture in Ann Arbor to help small business with insurance programs.
Thomas J. Wolff, Claims Manager
Tom has been with the Risk Management Division since December 2004. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the Liability Pool and Workers’ Compensation Fund claims function. He oversees the claims staff, and works closely with reinsurers and legal defense counsel. Tom is also directly involved in claims that represent significant exposure to the Pool. Tom has been in claims since 1993. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics and Public Policy from Indiana University, a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from Wayne State University and an adjuster's license. Tom has previously taught linguistics classes at Wayne State. In addition, he has completed eight of the CPCU examinations.
Jennifer Orr, ARM, Membership Services Specialist
Jennifer has been with the Michigan Municipal League since August 1996. Her primary responsibility is to act as the members' liaison to the League and manage the insurance program web sites. Jennifer also coordinates and monitors the loss control services of Meadowbrook Insurance Group. Jennifer has worked in the insurance industry since 1991, has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and has received the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) professional designation.
Mariha Foor, Administrative Assistant
Mariha joined the Michigan Municipal League in August, 2006. Her primary responsibilities are coordination of the Workers’ Compensation Fund and Liability and Property Pool board member elections, preparation and coordination of newsletter production, and organization and preparation of board meeting materials. Mariha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Assisting from Eastern Michigan University.
Insurance Accounting Staff
Deborah Walton-Medley, Director, Financial Operations
Deborah has worked in the insurance industry since 1985. She is responsible for overseeing the insurance accounting functions of the Workers' Compensation Fund and the Liability and Property Pool. Prior to joining the League in 1990, she worked as an auditor/regulator for the Michigan Insurance Bureau. She earned a BA in Accounting from Michigan State University and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Amy Kukla, Insurance Accounting Manager
Amy has worked in the insurance accounting industry since 1976. She joined the Michigan Municipal League’s Finance Division in January, 1999. Amy’s primary responsibility is to oversee the financial integrity of the source documents used in reports generated by the third party administrator for the Workers’ Compensation Fund and Liability and Property Pool. Other responsibilities include preparation of financial statements for the Liability and Property Pool as well as an in depth reviews of the Workers’ Compensation Fund financial statements. She is also responsible for providing reinsurance billings and updates to the reinsurer’s and handling financial audits for both programs.
Darnice Black, Accounting Associate
Darnice joined the Michigan Municipal League Finance Division in February, 2000. Her primary responsibilities include reconciling Workers Comp policy premium accounts and preparing financial statements for the Workers’ Compensation Fund (WC Fund). She is also responsible for the accounts receivable and accounts payable functions for both the WC Fund and the Liability & Property Pool. Darnice has worked in accounting for over 25 years. She has a dual Associate Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Washtenaw College.