Michigan Press Association | Staff Michigan Press Association | Staff

We're here to help!

You may reach us Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

James Tarrant

Executive Director

517-372-2424 x. 11

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

Lisa McGraw

Public Affairs Manager

517-372-2424 x. 16

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.

Angela Kulfan

Advertising Director


Angela has 31 years of experience in the Newspaper Media industry. She began her career at the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio as an Account Executive and moved to Detroit in 1993 to work for The Detroit News and Free Press, which is also known as She has been responsible for creating adverting strategies for many different types of customers: Automotive, Major, Key Accounts, Retail, Classified, and New Business Development in both print and digital.

Email Angela at

Diana Davis

Support Staff