Affiliates (A-G)

Ad Astra Information Systems
Ad Astra Information Systems

6900 West 80th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
www.aais.com

Ad Astra Information Systems serves higher education institutions worldwide, offering data-informed software solutions and professional services to effectively allocate space and faculty resources, forecast demand, and accelerate student completions. When CEO Tom Shaver launched Ad Astra in 1996, he understood that space management was important and complex. However, measuring space utilization alone wasn’t enough. First, measurement didn’t improve utilization; it confirmed the need to improve. Second, space was only part of the equation. Scheduling needed to not only allocate space, but also faculty resources; to deliver instruction, and enable students to graduate on time.

Mary Werner, Strategic Account Executive
913.652.4100 | mwerner@aais.com

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

6300 South Syracuse, Suite 700, Centennial, CO 80111
www.ajg.com/industries/higher-education

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. specializes in providing risk management products, services and resources to the Higher Education community. Representing over 600 colleges and universities, they bring a depth of experience and capabilities unmatched in the insurance brokerage and consulting industry. Their practice includes insurance-related services for Property & Casualty, Group Health, Athletic Accident, Student Health, and International Travel - as well as retirement services and compensation studies.

Bob Barnes, Executive Vice President
303.889.2522 | bob_barnes@ajg.com

BankMobile: A Division of Customers Bank
BankMobile: A Division of Customers Bank

115 Munson Street, New Haven, CT 0651
www.bankmobiledisbursements.com

BankMobile’s Refund Management® Service processes and disburses financial aid refunds to students on behalf of college and university administrators. This fast, compliant service streamlines operations and removes the burdens of activities such as writing checks, answering student phone calls and maintaining confidential information on your servers. With Refund Management, students access their refunds in secure, timely and electronic ways at no cost.

Ray Parris, Vice President, Sales
661.599.4978 | rparris@bankmobile.com

Benistar Administrative Services, Inc.
Benistar Administrative Services, Inc.

10 Tower Lane, Avon, CT 06001
http://www.Benistar.com

BASI is an insurance administrator that specializes in providing post 65 group retiree medical and Rx plans to employers. We have very competitive programs that are alternatives to what can be purchased in the open market. Our goal is provide these plans that meet the employer's obligations at a price that both the employer and retiree can budget. BASI markets these program through networks of insurance brokers and consultants.

Mark Grace, Vice President of Business Development
704.774.9548 | mgrace@benistar.com

BKD
BKD

1551 N. Waterfront Pky, Ste. 300, Wichita, KS 67206
bkd.com

BKD is a national CPA and advisory firm that can help individuals and businesses realize their goals. Our dedicated professionals offer solutions for clients across the country and internationally. BKD and our subsidiaries offer clients a variety of services in accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuation services and wealth management. BKD is a trusted, national CPA & advisory firm that understands your business and delivers the resources you need with a service style you’ll value. That’s what it means to experience BKD.

Michael Gerber, CPA
316-265-2811 | mgerber@bkd.com

California Casualty
California Casualty

4000 W 114th St, Ste 300, Leawood, KS 66211
calcas.com/KICA

California Casualty insurance products are available to all KICA member institution employees – at no cost to your institution and simple to implement. For over 60 years, California Casualty has been specializing in auto and home insurance for those serving in the education profession. They offer special KICA group rates, generous discounts, top-notch service and exclusive policy features for higher education employees. In addition, they have local Kansas field marketing reps who are available to attend benefits fairs, handle quote requests and provide information about this exclusive employee voluntary benefits program.

Debbie Harris, CIC
800-800-9410 | dharris@calcas.com

Caylor Solutions
Caylor Solutions

11650 Olio Road #1000-204, Fishers, IN 46037
www.caylor-solutions.com

With a network of high-end professionals who have worked together on turn-key websites to complex printed collateral, Caylor Solutions puts together specialized teams to create custom answers to your education marketing and communication challenges. Experienced in brand, enrollment, and development, we can work with you to create everything from a new website or view books to capital campaign marketing and communications plans.

Bart Caylor, President and Founder
317.985.7375 | caylor@caylor-solutions.com

Club Colors
Club Colors

420 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173
clubcolors.com

Club Colors identifies ourselves as brand enablers. For over 20 years, our team has been empowering campuses large and small to create meaningful moments with their staff, students, and community alike. We are dedicated to providing a sufficient method for universities to fulfill all of their branding and promotional needs through our Department Direct program. Pair our streamlined purchasing system with our leveraged buying power for better budget management and control over your ROI; we'll even provide detailed reporting on purchases. Are you looking for a partner with full quality control? We source the latest trends, brand names, eco-friendly products, and more from our trusted vendors, and our in-house embroidery and screen print departments will service your project the right way. Do you have an event coming up but don’t quite know how to approach it? Not only will your rep have the knowledge and forethought to make suggestions, but our creative team and DesignLab is fully prepared to execute a project you’re stuck on, or an idea that seems impossible. We make things happen. We are more than just apparel and promotional items- we offer our extensive industry knowledge, graphic support, and a full suite of services alongside our unwavering partnership. Club Colors is a company that is dedicated to servicing your brand consistently, accurately, and effectively with integrity. We are your brand enablers.

Jennifer Ford, Campus Development
847-744-6071 | jford@clubcolors.com

Derck & Edson
Derck & Edson

33 S. Broad St., Lititz, PA 17543
www.derckandedson.com

Derck & Edson is committed to higher education and demonstrates that commitment through their numerous planning, enhancement, and athletics projects on campuses throughout the United States. Their expertise is demonstrated by the wow-factor they deliver that leaves lasting, positive impressions on these same campuses. Since 1940, they have been transforming campuses through their planning, design, and implementation services that meet the needs of colleges and universities. These services include: feasibility studies, master planning, athletic facilities design, implementation services, engineering, GIS services, architectural collaboration, site design, circulation solutions, construction observation, inventory and analysis, and identity enhancement. That’s 75 years of working with institutions of higher education and making the outdoors great!

Jane Smith, Marketing Manager
717-626-2054 | jsmith@derckandedson.com

Dissinger Reed
Dissinger Reed

8700 Indian Creek Pky, Suite 320, Overland Park, KS 66210
dissingerreed.com

Dissinger Reed focuses on one thing and we do it better than anyone else: athletic insurance! We are a niche athletic insurance and special risk agency headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Dissinger Reed currently provides customized insurance solutions for over 180 colleges and universities as well as 17 state high school associations across the country.

Chuck Howze, Collegiate Insurance Consultant
913-491-6385 | chowze@dissingerreed.com

EMPOWER Student Information System
EMPOWER Student Information System

30800 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 2775, Bingham Farms, MI 48025
empowersis.com

EMPOWER Student Information System is an award-winning, fully integrated student information system . Its modular design gives you the flexibility to choose the modules that suit your needs and your budget now, while connecting to a single, integrated database. As your needs change, EMPOWER will change with you. EMPOWER modules are: Recruiting & Admissions, Records & Registration, Financial Aid, Billing & Receivables, Degree Audit, Alumni & Donor Development, Higher Education Payroll, Residence Halls, Campus Security and Web Self-Service. With EMPOWER, there are no surprises in cost, time or effort. Our proven implementation services will migrate your system quickly and professionally.

Gail Waldrup, Director of Client Relations
248-647-8841 | gwaldrup@empowersis.com

Energy Solutions Professionals
Energy Solutions Professionals

9218 Metcalf, Ste. 274 , Overland Park, KS 66212
energyesp.com

Energy Solutions Professionals is a privately owned, Kansas based, energy services company that helps clients address energy saving opportunities and critical infrastructure needs in a budget-neutral manner through the Energy Efficiency Triad--an approach that encompasses energy supply, facilities/systems and human behavior. ESP is product, vendor and commodity independent, enabling unbiased solution development. We maintain streamlined operations in order to provided exceptional value-oriented services through a process we call energy efficiency|simply.

Jeff Flathman, President
913-381-2800 | jeff@energyesp.com

First American Education Finance
First American Education Finance

255 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY 14450
faef.com/education

First American Education Finance provides customized leasing and financing solutions that help schools budget smarter. We're a direct lender with a personal concierge-style service model and specialize in education. Call us today to learn about asset management strategies, KICA member benefits, and First American's student focused approach. FAEF is also a member of CCCS.

Todd Benson, Vice President
510-857-5912 | todd.benson@faef.com

First Nonprofit Group
First Nonprofit Group

233 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60601
firstnonprofitcompanies.com

First Nonprofit Group of Amtrust Financial Services (rated "A" Excellent) provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisy SUTA (State Unemployment Insurance Tax) requirements for nonprofit and government entities. Nationally, nearly 2,000 organizations rely on us to reduce, manage, and safeguard their budget from uncertain unemployment insurance expenses.

Marshall Whittey, Regional Sales Director
312-239-8394 | mwhittey@firstnonprofit.com

Fresh Ideas
Fresh Ideas

1000 W Nifong Blvd, Bldg 3, Ste 220, Columbia, MO 65203
freshideasfood.com

Fresh Ideas Food Service Management actively partners with select colleges and universities in designing and implementing dining services programs unique to each institution. We believe it is our responsibility to assist the client in branding and refining their dining programs to meet the needs, goals and budget of their campus. What sets us apart from our competitors is our ability to create a unique program that meshes seamlessly with your organization.
Fresh Ideas is more than great fresh food – we inspire students to be educated eaters. We believe in providing high quality, nutritious, fresh foods combined with education about the importance of living a healthy and balanced life. Our registered dietitians and chefs provide a wealth of knowledge for your students. We encourage your students to feed their minds and fuel their bodies with an integrated approach to wellness. Your students are important to Fresh Ideas.

Kris Lensmeyer, Director of Business Development
573-268-4448 | klensmeyer@freshideasfood.com

George K. Baum & Company
George K. Baum & Company

4800 Main St., Ste 500, Kansas City, MO 64112
gkbaum.com

George K. Baum & Company is one of the nation's leading underwriters of municipal bonds for private colleges and universities. Our experience includes general improvements, student housing, student union and auxiliary systems, athletic facilities and virtually every other typed of improvement projects. We also have considerable experience with refinancing of existing bonds. Our team of higher education finance professionals are available to discuss your institutional financing needs.

Roger Edgar, Executive Vice President
816-283-5135 | edgar@gkbaum.com