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You may reach us Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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 jim@michiganpress.org.

Roselie Lucas

MPA Services Manager

517-372-2424 x. 10

In 2016 Roselie was named MPA Services Manager where she manages revenue-focused services of Michigan Press Association and its subsidiary organizations and continues to find new solutions for growth. She started her career at MPA in1988 working in Member Services until 1993 and returned in 2001 as Accounting Coordinator. In 2007 she joined the media placement team and was promoted to Growth & Operations Manager in 2010.
Email Roselie at roselie@michiganpress.org.

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.

Email Lisa at lisa@michiganpress.org.

Diana Davis

Support Staff


Email Diana at diana@michiganpress.org.