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.


Dawn Drobnich

Executive SecretaryLacey & JonesPartner
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Dawn acts as the Executive Secretary of the Michigan Self-Insurers’ Association. She is a partner in the law firm of Lacey & Jones, located in Birmingham, Michigan. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has been with Lacey & Jones for over 20 years specializing in the defense of worker’s compensation claims on behalf of self insured employers. She has focused her entire career on assisting employers, insurance companies and third party administrators in aggressively defending their position in litigated claims. She is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. She is a member of the Worker’s Compensation Section of the State Bar, American Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association, National Council of Self-Insurers and Polish Lawyer’s Association.

Advisory Group to the Board of Managers