Romney Institute Alumni Board

Michael J. Stapley, MPA 1972

Michael J. Stapley, MPA 1972

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Member Since: 2020

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Job Title: Retired - CEO
Company: Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators


  • Hiking slot canyons
  • Skiing
  • Gardening
  • Small construction projects
  • Public policy
  • Historical documentaries
  • Missionary work
  • Family
  • Utah Citizen's Council


Michael ‘J’ Stapley is retired and currently serves as a member of the Utah Citizens’ Counsel. Prior to his retirement, Michael was the President of the Argentina Buenos Aires South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and later served in the Presidency of the Mexico Missionary Training Center.

In his working career, Michael worked as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators (DMBA); as the Interim Executive Director and Deputy Director of the Utah Department of Health; Director of the Office of Management Planning; and Director of Management Audit in the Utah State Department of Social Services. Michael is the founder of the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) and served as Chairman of the Board until he left for Argentina.

In 1998 Mr. Stapley was appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee on Employee Welfare and Pension Plans in the U.S. Department of Labor and served as chairman in 2001. Michael also served as a Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) where he also served as Chairman of the Task Force on Retirement and Healthcare Reform. He also served as vice-chairman of the Medical Education Council for the State of Utah and President of the Utah Health Insurance Association.

Michael and his wife Susan live in Bountiful, Utah. They have eight children and 27 grandchildren.