Leadership

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

John Smolk – President, Self-Insured Co. Representative
(Southern California Edison) 
626.302.5685



Kris Tefft – Vice President, State Association Representative
(Washington)
800.736.7296 



Denise Evans - Secretary Treasurer, Self-Insured Co. Representative
(Staffmark Group)
513.852.4806



Philip Millhollon – Immediate Past President, State Self-Insured Association Representative
(California) - Retired

 

Jill DulichState Self-Insured Association Representative
(California) 
714.679.7707



Loyd A. Hudson – Self-Insured Co. Representative 
(American Electric Power)
740.349.4040



Melisa Yopp – Self-Insured Co. Representative 
(Tyson Foods) 
479.290.2701


 

Peter Strauss - State Self-Insured Association Representative
(Montana)
406.431.7220

 

 

Mike Baker - Guaranty Fund Liaison
(Arkansas Self-Insured Guaranty Fund)
501.682.2715

 

 

Max Koonce - Professional Member Liaison
(Sedgwick)
479.903.6118

 

 

Robert A. (Buz) Minor – Executive Director
National Council of Self Insurers'
614.638.3290 

 


Association Manager

Smith Moore & Associates  
808 R Street, Suite 209
Sacramento, CA 95814

Amanda Rae Smith, Association Liaison – [email protected]916.231.2132

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Board of Managers
State Self-Insured Association Members

Alabama Self-Insurers Association
Larry Vinson
Administrative Director
P.O. Box 240757 
Montgomery, AL 36124
(800)366-3439; FAX: (334)272-7128
[email protected]
www.asiaal.org

Arizona Self-Insurers Association
Karolyn Kiburz
7375 E. Sixth Ave.  Suite 9
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 
(480) 706-5762 
[email protected]
www.azselfinsurers.org

Arkansas Self-Insurers Association
Melinda Cox
Executive Director
P.O. Box 976
Siloam Springs, AR  72761 
(479) 264-8236
[email protected]
www.arkselfinsure.com

California Self-Insurers Association
Jill Dulich
10061 Talbert Ave. Suite 220
Fountain Valley, CA 92807
(714) 679-7707
[email protected]
www.caself-insurers.com

Illinois Self-Insurers Association
Keith J. Herman
Executive Director
20 North Clark Street, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL  60602
(312) 201-6388; FAX (312) 629-8518
[email protected] 
illinoisselfinsurance.org

Adam J. Cox
Executive Secretary
20 North Clark Street, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL  60602
(312) 629-9800; FAX: (312) 629-8518
[email protected]

Kansas Self-Insurers Association
Scott Heidner
Executive Director and Lobbyist
825 S. Kansas Ave, Suite 500
Topeka, KS  66612
(785) 234-8773; FAX (785) 233-2206
[email protected] 
www.ksia.org

Kentucky Self-Insurers Association
Tom Underwood
Executive Director
5932 Timber Ridge Drive, Suite 101
Prospect, KY  40059
(502) 223-5322; Fax: (502) 223-4937 
[email protected]
www.kysia.org   

Michigan Self-Insurers Association
Dawn Drobnich
Executive Secretary
3001 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 206
Troy, MI  48084
(810) 273 - 4126
[email protected]
www.michselfinsurers.org

Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers
Wendy Powell
Executive Director
825 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 749-6247; FAX (601) 354-5709
[email protected] 
www.masiweb.org

Missouri Self-Insurers Association
Michael G. Winter
Executive Director
P.O. Box 246
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 415-8234; FAX (573) 636-9749
[email protected]
www.mo-msia.com

Montana Self-Insurers Association
Peter Strauss
Executive Director
520 Monroe Ave
Helena, MT  59601
(406) 431-7220
[email protected]  
https://mtselfinsurers.org/ 

New Jersey Self-Insurers Association
James Knicos
Executive Secretary
PO Box 3455
Mercerville, NJ 08619
(609) 587-4304; FAX (609) 915-3246
[email protected]
www.njselfinsurers.com

New York Self-Insurers Association 
Heidi Mahoney 
Secretary
9 Caldwell Drive
Buffalo, NY 14224
(716) 668-0822; FAX (716) 668-5035 
[email protected]
www.nyselfinsurance.com

Ohio Self-Insurers Association
Debbie Lantman
President
P. O. Box 1073
Columbus, OH 43216
(614) 340-3530
[email protected]
www.osiaohio.org

Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Education Association
Patrick Gaines
Executive Director and Lobbyist
121 Northeast 52nd Street, Suite 240
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 605-4174
[email protected]
[email protected] 
www.oklahomaselfinsurers.com

Pennsylvania Self-Insurers Association
Jane Lamb
President
Philadelphia Gas Works
317 Church Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(484) 352-3525
[email protected]
www.paselfinsurers.org

Washington Self-Insurers Association
Kris Tefft
Executive Director
828 7th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA  98501 
(800) 736-7296; FAX (360) 352-8172
[email protected]
www.wsiassn.org 

 

Board of Managers

Self-Insured Members

American Electric Power
Catholic Health Initiatives
Cooper Tire & Rubber
Costco Wholesale
Dillard's 
Installed Building Products
Albertson's/Safeway
Sherwin-Williams 
Southern California Edison
Staffmark
Tyson Foods
Walt Disney Company

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Past Presidents

1972 – 1973: Lowell Fifer 
Affiliation: BF Goodrich 

1973 – 1974: Ralph Hartman 
Affiliation: Bethlehem Steel 

1974 – 1980: Thomas Sprentall 
Affiliation: Eastman Kodak 

1981 – 1982: Ralph Adams 
Affiliation: General Motors 

1982 – 1983: Arthur Fitzgerald 
Affiliation: UNOCAL 

1983 – 1985: Daniel Minnick 
Affiliation: LTV Steel 

1985 – 1986: Joseph Burns 
Affiliation: ALCOA 

1986 – 1988: Richard Schafstall 
Affiliation: Cinergy 

1988 – 1990: Alan Strohmaier 
Affiliation: General Motors 

1990 – 1992: Kenneth Gipson 
Affiliation: Weyerhaeuser 

1992 – 1994: Gregory Saxum 
Affiliation: Eastman Kodak 

1994: Thomas Nyhan 
Affiliation: Illinois Self-Insurers Association 

1995 – 1998: Lawrence Holt 
Affiliation: Lucent Technologies 

1998 – 2000: Robert Steggert 
Affiliation: Marriott International 

2000 – 2002: Allyn Tatum 
Affiliation: Tyson Foods 

2002 – 2004: George Wood 
Affiliation: Montana Self-Insurers Association

2004 - 2006: George Nelson 
Affiliation: May Department Stores

2006 – 2008: Max Koonce
Affiliation: Wal-Mart Stores

2008-2010: Nona Grancell
Affiliation: California Self-Insurers Association

2010-2012: Dave Kaplan
Affiliation: Washington Self-Insurers Association

2012-2013: Theresa Muir
Affiliation: Southern California Edison

2013-2015: Robert Minor
Affiliation: Ohio Self-Insurers Association

2015: Max Koonce
Affiliation: Walmart Stores

2015: Jason Smitherman
Affiliation: Oklahoma Self-Insurers Association

2016-2018:  Loyd Hudson
Affiliation: Americal Electric Power

2018-2020: Phil Millhollon
Affiliation: California Self-Insurers' Association