Board of Directors & Staff

Board Members
Roy E. Jacobs, III

President, School Boards Insurance Company of Pennsylvania

Roy Jacobs represents the Pennsylvania School Boards Association as Assistant Executive Director of Insurance Services, and serves as Chief Executive Officer for School Claims Service, LLC, and President, School Boards Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, Inc. A native of western Pennsylvania, Roy ...
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Nicholas “Nick” Mirisis

Director, Business Development and Public Affairs, SchoolDude, Cary, NC

Nick is an entrepreneurial and collaborative strategic marketing & public affairs professional. He manages a diverse strategic growth initiatives portfolio, including business development, partner relations, multi-account acquisitions, government & regulatory affairs, procurement and M&A. ...
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Scott B. Clark

Risk Manager, Miami-Dade Schools

Scott Clark is the Risk and Benefits Officer of the Office of Risk and Benefits Management for the Miami-Dade County School Board, the fourth largest school system in the nation with over 50,000 employees and 340,000 students. He is responsible for the oversight of the District’s Risk Management ...
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Stephen Finley

Risk Manager, Denver Public Schools

Stephen Finley became the Director, Risk Management, for the Denver Public Schools in October 1995. Mr. Finley is responsible for the liability and property insurance and the self-insured workers’ compensation program for the second largest school district in Colorado. The district serves over 75...
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Michael “Mike” Florio - Chairman of Board

Director, Risk Management Services, Dekalb County School District

Michael Florio manages a risk management department that coordinates the defense of all claims arising out of the operation of a school district of more than 100,000 students, 16,000 employees, 1,100 buses and 400 service vehicles and defines, negotiates and places all coverages including Liabili...
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Phone: 678-676-0232
Email: msymike@yahoo.com

Forrest Jack Lance- President

General Counsel, Rockdale County School District

Jack Lance began representing Rockdale County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia in 1982 and was appointed full-time General Counsel on July 1, 2001. He serves as a hearing officer for other metro Atlanta school districts in teacher discipline hearings and regularly consults and advises school board a...
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Phone: 770-860-4207
Email: jlance@rockdale.k12.ga.us

Denise Drill - Secretary

Director of Finance, Minnesota School Boards Association Insurance Trust

Denise Drill is the Director of Finance for the Minnesota School Boards Association Insurance Trust. Additional biographical information for Denise will be available shortly. She can be reached at ddrill@mnmsba.org.
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Phone: 800-324-4459 507-934-2450
Email: ddrill@mnmsba.org

Dave George, ARM-P

Director of Risk Management, San Francisco Unified School District

Dave George is responsible for the overall risk program including risk financing, loss control, claims management and insurance placements for San Francisco Unified School District. Employee benefits are also coordinated and overseen by Risk Management. The District is introducing Enterprise Ris...
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Phone: 415-241-6307; Fax: 415-241-6330
Email: georged1@sfusd.edu

Joseph Goncalves, CPCU - Treasurer

Chief Executive Officer, Scholar Reinsurance

Joseph Goncalves is the Executive Director of the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal. Joe supervises the contract organizations that provide services to the Reciprocal and directs the communications, regulatory and strategic planning activities for the Board of Directors. NYSIR has 336 subscr...
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Phone: 800-476-9747 Ext. 1468
Email: jgoncalves@scholarrre.org

Wayne J. Smith

Consultant, Risk Management in Public Schools

Wayne Smith is the former Assistant Executive Director for Insurance Services for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. He was responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a program of insurance and risk management services for the Association’s member entities. Mr. Smith has mo...
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Phone: 717 614-3211
Email: wsmith@comcast.com

Kevin Supple

Chief Financial Officer, Francis Howell School District

Kevin Supple is responsible for the development and management of the Francis Howell School District’s $161 million operating budget. In his role as CFO, Mr. Supple works with members of the Finance Department team to oversee payroll operations and employee benefits administration for the Distric...
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Phone: (636) 851-4023 fax (636) 851-4091
Email: Kevin.supple@fhsdschools.org

Former board members
Jill Eaton

Executive, Genesis Underwriting Management

Jill's bio is available upon request.
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Dorothy Gjerdrum

Executive, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management

Dorothy's bio is available upon request.
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David P. Massy, M.S., FRM, ARM-P, AMIM, AAI

Director, Risk Management, Clark County School District

David Massey manages the risk management department of the fifth largest K-12 public school district in the nation with over 315,000 students that employs over 40,000 employees. District assets include $8.04 billion in property values, 1,600 buses, and 1,600 other vehicles. Insurance p...
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Phone: (702) 799-2967 x 5601
Email: dmassy@interact.ccsd.net

Mark McKinney - Secretary

Director of Risk Management, Florida School Boards Insurance Trust.

Mark McKinney manages the operations and professional staff who deliver liability, workers’ compensation and property risk financing, claims management and loss prevention services to Florida school districts. The total insured values of the group is approximately $5 billion. Prior ...
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Phone: (850) 414-0021
Email: mmckinney@fsbit.net

Executive Leadership
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Ronald "Ron" Allen

Executive Director

Ron began serving as Executive Director of the Public School Risk Institute in July of 2012. His risk management experience and knowledge in Public Risk Management spans more than 30 years, including 12 years as the Director of Risk Management Services for Durham Public Schools, and 17 years wi...
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Phone: (706) 715-3381, ext 711, or 919-883-6062
Email: ronallen@schoolrisk.org

Lee Gaby

Advisor to Executive Director and Board

Lee Gaby served as Executive Director of the Public School Risk Institute from September 2008- June 2012 He formed Association Risk Management in 2006 and provided independent risk consulting and management advisory services. He served as Director, Finance and Risk Management for the Georgia Sc...
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Phone: (516) 393-2324
Email: lgaby@nysir.org

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