Our Staff


James Muffett

Contact the Team:

Joseph Cecil: joseph@ssionline.org

James Muffett: james@ssionline.org

Emily Shaull: emily@ssionline.org

Board of Directors

Joseph Cecil, President & CEO of Student Statesmanship Institute, Lansing, MI

James Muffett, Founder of Student Statesmanship Institute, Lansing, MI

Cassandra Opper, Supervisor and Corporate Web Services at Auto-Owners Insurance, Lansing, MI

William Michell, Development Coordinator of Charles Simpson Ministries & One to One Publications, Williamston, MI

Denise Pallarito, Legislative Director for State Representative Triston Cole, Waters, MI

Scott Richards, Vice President of Hallmark Tool & Gage Company, Howell, MI

Jim Russell, Founding Partner in New Direction Partners, Commerce Twp., MI

Blaine Schultz, President of AccessPoint – Staffing Division, Okemos, MI

Carol Van Curler, President of the Van Curler Foundation, Ann Arbor, MI

Jeff Visscher, Business Manager at Howlett Lock & Door, Inc., Former SSI Chief Operations Officer, Pinckney, MI

Rob Fowler, CEO of the PPA, Haslet, MI

Kendall Wingrove, Former Communications Manager for Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning, Okemos, MI

Eric Beda, Associate Pastor with the Greater Bible Way Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith, Jackson, MI

Kelsey Dame, Legal Director for The Joseph Project​, Lowell, MI