Board of Managers

The MSIA is governed by a volunteer 17 member Board of Managers. The Board reflects the diversity of our organization: manufacturing, education, government, energy, food, consumer products, and health care are typically represented on the Board at any given time. We have ongoing liaisons with group self-insurance companies, the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Third-party administrators of self-insureds also participate in the MSIA’s activities, as well as employers who are technically “insured” but retain high deductibles.


Photo of Craig Coulson


Craig is the Risk Manager for the City of Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County, second largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. Craig oversees the administration of the City of Grand Rapids workers’ compensation program, health and safety program, and property and liability insurance programs. He began his career working for General Motors where he spent 24+ years in all areas of Human Resource Management. He has been working in public sector risk management with the City of Grand Rapids since 2009. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Grand Valley State University, Paramedic license from Davenport College, and Masters of Management from Aquinas College.

Advisory Group to the Board of Managers