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Executive Committee

Meet Our Team

Our Executive Committee is made of professional educational administrators and experienced financial & insurance experts.

Our Executive Board

Member Controlled

Each member of MSIP has a vote and is an important decision-maker.  Members vote to approve financial statements, audits, large claims, insurance coverages, etc.  This has been key to the success of the organization.


The Executive Board is comprised of CFOs from member districts who are responsible for the management, operations, claims and insurance coverages of MSIP.   Member districts elect Executive Board members annually.  The Full Board, comprised of all MSIP members, have input, control and a voice within the operations.


Transparency is embraced by MSIP.  All members know how every dollar is spent, invested and utilized.  Claims are openly discussed, financials are analyzed, and insurance coverages are crafted – all at the direction of member districts

John Zielinski

Chair (Trust)

Jason Helsen

Vice-Chair (Trust)

Kimberly R. Kiel

Chair (Fund)

Kevin D. Phillips

 Vice Chair (Fund)

Scott Powers

Treasurer (Trust & Fund)

Mark Provost

Secretary  (Fund)

Deb Reese

Secretary (Trust)

Matthew Lewis

Past Chair

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Committee Chairs

Trust & Fund: Finance

Jamie Carnes

Fund Claims Committee

Executive Committee

Trust Claims Committee

Executive Committee

Trust & Fund Membership Committee

Scott Powers

Transportation Liaison

Executive Committee

Supported by: Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

Arthur Gallagher founded Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in Chicago on October 1, 1927. Already a successful insurance agent when he decided to build a business of his own, Art focused on commercial insurance and also pioneered the concept of risk management. Art knew that by understanding his customers and helping them save money by identifying and reducing their risks, he would build strong relationships.

Steve Privasky, LIC

Area Assistant Vice President

Phone: (616) 459-5136


Crawford Craft CIC, LIC

Area Executive Vice President

Phone: (616) 233-0291


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