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.


Kate Rychlinski

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGANAssistant Director of Risk Management
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Kate is the Assistant Director of Risk Management for the University of Michigan and counts among her responsibilities administration of a multi-level claims management program for the university’s captive insurance company. In addition, Kate is responsible for self-administration of the University’s Workers’ Compensation and integrated disability management programs, serving employees suffering from the effects of occupational and non-occupational disabilities. Kate has obtained certification as an Emergency Program Manager through FEMA and is recognized as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP).

Advisory Group to the Board of Managers