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James deSpelder

County Road Association Self-Insurance Fund
Jim joined the County Road Association Self Insurance Fund (CRASIF) in August 2010. He is the chief administrator of a group self insured program fund that is the third largest workers’ compensation group self-insured program in the state of Michigan. CRASIF consists of 71 of the 80 road commissions in Michigan and covers approximately 4,000 employees for workers’ compensation.Jim has extensive experience successfully administering other group self-insured programs. He has administered 2 property/casualty pools, a workers’ compensation fund and an off-shore captive insurance company. Jim has distinguished himself as a successful administrator, team leader, developer and innovator. He has authored numerous risk management manuals. Two of his manuals have been nationally recognized by the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA).In addition, Jim has been a speaker at the:Association of Governmental Risk and Insurance Pools Public Risk Management Association’s (PRIMA) Governmental Risk Management Conference and Annual ConferenceMichigan PRIMA chapter Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association ConferenceMichigan Association of School BoardsJim is a graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a member of the State Bar of Michigan. He has served as an adjunct professor of business law at Olivet College. He has also obtained the professional degree of Associates in Risk Management (ARM) from the Insurance Institute of America and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Michigan State University.
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