Contact Information

Risk Management and Insurance

Olds Hall
408 W. Circle Drive, Rm 113
East Lansing, MI 48824-1047
Telephone Number: (517) 355-5022
Fax:  (517) 432-3854
riskmgmt@msu.edu
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Matt McCabe

Director
Risk Management and Insurance
(517) 355-5022 ext. 5
mccabem@msu.edu

  • Matt McCabe's Biography

    As Director of Risk Management and Insurance, Matt McCabe is responsible for property and liability risks, self-insurance and insurance programs, actuarial services, loss control programs, claims administration and coordination of damage assessment for the University.  Prior to coming to MSU in 2007, he was the Risk Manager for Volkswagen of America.  He has over 35 years of experience in risk management, insurance brokerage and casualty underwriting.  He has a B.A. in Risk and Insurance from Michigan State, M.B.A. from the University of Detroit and is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter.


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Bobbi Boland

Assistant Director
Risk Management and Insurance
(517) 884-4187
bolandb@msu.edu

  • Bobbi Boland's Biography

    Bobbi has been employed with Michigan State University since 1986 and with Risk Management and Insurance Department since 1997.  Bobbi holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Cleary University.  She also holds the Associate in Claims (AIC) designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and the Certified Workers' Compensation Professional (CWCP) designation from the MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

    Areas of Responsibility:  contract review, litigated claims management, special events, risk assessment and review, and insurance policy renewals.


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Debbie Hurst

Administrator
Risk Management and Insurance
(517) 884-4188
hurst@msu.edu

  • Debbie Hurst's Biography

    Debbie has worked at MSU since 1996; 9 years with the Office of the Controller and with Risk Management and Insurance since 2005.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Saginaw Valley State University.  She has also earned the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Claims (AIC) designations from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

    Areas of Responsibility:  Department Fiscal Officer, property loss prevention, insurance allocation, risk assessment and review, and non-litigated management of auto liability and physical damage claims, MSU property loss claims and general liability claims.


Jennifer Lafferty

Jennifer Lafferty

Analyst
Risk Management and Insurance
(517) 353-2516
stumpje1@msu.edu

  • Jennifer Lafferty's Biography

    Jennifer is the newest team member in the Office of Risk Management and Insurance. She has been employed with Michigan State University since 2012, with her previous positions being in Sponsored Programs Administration and the Office of Sponsored Programs. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Michigan State University.

    Areas of Responsibility:  Risk assessment and review, analysis and reporting, insurance policy renewals, and training and education.


Stephanie Thelen

Stephanie Thelen

Administrative Assistant
Risk Management and Insurance
(517) 884-4186
thelens@msu.edu

  • Stephanie Thelen's Biography
    Stephanie has worked for MSU since 1989.  Most of those years have been with the Office of the Controller in various positions.  She has worked for Risk Management and Insurance in her current position since the Fall of 2017.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Davenport University.