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Director of Claims Michael Ellis To Retire in November

Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

After a 28-year career with MMRMA, Michael Ellis, Director of Claims, will retire in November of this year.

In MMRMA's early years, Michael served as president of Municipal Claims Service, which provided claims administration services to MMRMA. He formally joined our staff in 1992.

A graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, he was admitted to the State Bar in 1984. He holds numerous professional designations, including the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). Michael is also active in many professional associations, including Michigan PRIMA and the Greater Detroit Chapter of the CPCU.

During his tenure at MMRMA, the organization enjoyed incredible growth and excellent performance results. Michael's ability to address complex, high-profile litigated claims and develop effective strategies to reach favorable outcomes is remarkable. He accomplishes this while maintaining positive communication between members, attorneys, and reinsurers. He is a leading and respected subject matter expert on municipal liability in the State of Michigan.

Michael serves as a leader and a mentor to his staff and is a strong proponent of continuing education and professional development.

Michael is probably best known by our members as a gifted public speaker. His story-telling style, mixing humor, pop-culture, history, and legal insights, has captivated audiences at our conferences for years.

I value his institutional memory, wise counsel, sarcasm, and friendship. He is a fixture of this organization and has been instrumental to our many successes.

Please join me in wishing Michael and Bev all the best in a well-deserved retirement.

Michael L. Rhyner
Executive Director




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Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority

14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154
734.513.0300
800.243.1324

MMRMA has been a leader in municipal risk since 1980 and remains committed to meeting the ever-expanding challenges faced by its membership. MMRMA's risk control services are designed to help its members identify, prevent, and mitigate losses through on-site surveys, training, and other services. MMRMA also provides its members with premier claims and legal services, sound financial management, and essential news on the latest developments in public risk management.


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