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James Tarrant

Executive Director


Jim joined MPA in Spring 2016 bringing his nonprofit management experience from a number of associations. He was part of the senior management team at the Michigan State Medical Society, the executive director of the Chicago Medical Society, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American Association of Dental Boards. In these roles he has worked with boards and committees, listened to membership, managed for-profit subsidiaries, established grassroots advocacy programs, coordinated education and developed external relationships.
Email James at jim@michiganpress.org

Lisa McGraw

Public Affairs Manager


Lisa acts as an advocate on behalf of MPA members with the legislature, executive office and other state agencies. In addition, she works on membership recruitment and relations. She also helps coordinate events like the MPA Annual Convention and other events that provide members training and networking opportunities. She has been with MPA since 2003. Prior to that she worked in the State Senate in various roles for nine years.

Diana Davis

Support Staff


Kevin Hook

Advertising Director