Michigan State Chapter of the IASIU Events and Resources


MI Chapter of IASIU meeting locations for 2019

If you have any suggestions for speakers to present at any of the general membership meetings please contact Stephen Spinner via email at stephen@miiasiu.org

Upcoming Meetings

September 2019 General Membership Meeting:

Javon R. David

Javon R. David, Partner at Secrest Wardle’s Troy location, represents insurers, corporations, and individuals in a broad spectrum of general liability defense matters, including first and third-party automobile negligence claims. Ms. David serves as the host of Secrest Wardle’s webinar and podcast series, "MI PIP Monthly."  Episodes are broadcast each month discussing trending topics surrounding PIP claims in Michigan and the best practices in the managing them. She is also a frequent con tributor to the Firm’s newsletter, No Fault Newsline. From 2017 to present, Ms. David has been named to the list of Michigan Rising Stars in Super Lawyers magazine in the area of Personal Injury General - Defense.

Renee T. Townsend

Renee T. Townsend, Executive Partner at Secrest Wardle’s Troy location, has extensive experience defending clients in a variety of first and third-party no-fault automobile matters. In addition to defending her clients in the courtroom, Ms. Townsend is committed to staying on top of the latest rulings and legislation in her areas of expertise. She serves as a Chair of Secrest Wardle’s Motor Vehicle Litigation Practice Group and has authored several articles related to general liability matters, including articles featured in regional and national publications. From 2013 to present, Ms. Townsend has been named to the list of Michigan Rising Stars in Super Lawyers magazine in the area of Personal Injury General – Defense. In 2017, Ms. Townsend was named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly list of "Up & Coming Lawyers." Additionally, she has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.



November 2019 General Membership Meeting:

George Baker serves as GM’s primary interface to the international vehicle crime investigation community. He leads the Global Vehicle Security Team, working with GM’s technical experts in all areas of vehicle security to ensure GM identifies and counters emerging vehicle crime trends to provide optimal vehicle security to GM product owners.  

Prior to this assignment, George held various positions at General Motors, dating back to 1995, including locomotive program manager in Mexico and Russia, sales/marketing/aftersales director in Moscow, director of GM Military Trucks, then OnStar’s primary liaison to law enforcement. George is proud to have served in the US Army on tanks and as a Russian Foreign Area Officer. The son of a retired NY state trooper, George holds an engineering degree from West Point and a master’s degree in Russian area studies from Harvard University.

Recent Meetings


2020 Fall Seminar will be on 10/15/2020 located at Schoolcraft College's Vista Tech Center.