History & Governance

In 1986, educational organizations united to create the MASB-SEG Property/Casualty Pool. At the time, many commercial insurers refused to write coverage for Michigan school districts and the limited coverage that was available was overpriced and not affordable. Fearing uninsured losses, school administrators put their trust in the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) and SET SEG to serve as a collaborative financial manager to create and administer funds from a shared pool. 

The MASB-SEG Property/Casualty Pool is governed by a board of directors comprised of school district and education association leaders from across the state. Members elect representatives to the Pool’s board annually. The board is responsible for overseeing the investment strategy, coverage enhancements and philosophy of the Pool. 

Board Members

John Kment Resized.jpgPresident
John Kment
Superintendent, Roseville Community Schools



Lisa Hagel Resized.jpgVice President
Lisa Hagel
Superintendent, Genesee ISD



David Martell Resized.jpgSecretary-Treasurer
David Martell
Executive Director, Mich. School Business Officials



Ron Caniff Resized.jpgDirector
Ron Caniff 
Superintendent, Kent ISD



Bryan Girbach Resized.jpgDirector
Bryan Girbach
Superintendent, Milan Area Schools



Ken Gutman Resized.jpgDirector
Ken Gutman
Superintendent, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools



Joeseph Powers Resized.jpgDirector
Joseph Powers
Superintendent, Crawford AuSable School District



Don Wortuba Resized.jpgDirector 
Don Wotruba
Executive Director, Mich. Assn. of School Boards