Affiliates (A-G)

Acadeum
Acadeum

3300 N IH 35, Suite 700 , Austin, TX 78705
www.Acadeum.com

Acadeum is building a network of colleges and universities committed to sharing high quality online courses to improve student success. Together, we’re unlocking the collective potential of institutions to ensure that all learners have access to the courses they need at the time they need them. More than 300 colleges and universities now use Acadeum Course Share to improve student retention and completion while increasing institutional revenue.

Chuck Duske, Regional Vice President, Academic Partnerships
(816) 668-1068 | chuck@acadeum.com

Ad Astra
Ad Astra

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

Ad Astra helps institutions graduate more students faster. Partnering with more than 500 colleges, universities, and systems nationwide, Ad Astra helps improve stewardship of instructional resources, streamline student access to courses, and accelerate student completions. Ad Astra's data-informed software and informative consulting services lead the industry in higher education scheduling software solutions.

Rebecca Hougland, Regional Vice President
913.652.4199 | rhougland@aais.com

AffinityLTC, LLC
AffinityLTC, LLC

1023 Mumma Road, Suite 202, Lemoyne, PA 17043
www.affinityltc.com

AffinityLTC has successfully implemented more than 140+ Group LTCi enrollments for Private Colleges and Universities. AffinityLTC has been able to offer a best-in-class Group Long Term Care Insurance benefit, through Genworth Life Insurance Company, affording employees the opportunity to protect a portion of their assets with group rates and streamlined underwriting. A one-time open enrollment; featuring a co-branded website for each member institution, enabling all employees and family members to educate themselves and enroll directly online.

The Genworth 2019 Cost of Care survey found the median cost in KS for a year of nursing home care to be $74,095 for a private room. The percentage of LTC provided by unpaid caregivers at home is now at 80%. 70% of people over 65 will need long term care services at some point*.

*2019 US Health and Human Services

Michael S. VanGavree, Founder
717.737.3060 ext. 300 | mike@affinityltc.com

Anthology
Anthology

298 Main Street, Suite 600, Buffalo, NY 14202
www.campuslabs.com

Campus Labs empowers educational institutions to evolve in a data-centric world. Uncover a platform of cloud-based and integrated tools that drive an institutional mindset for insightful data connections. The holistic framework includes solutions for assessment, retention and success, teaching and learning, student engagement, skills and achievement, and institutional effectiveness. Campus Labs proudly serves more than 1,400 US and global member campuses, including nine KICA members.

Brian Hopewell, Vice President, Campus Relations
716.652.9400, ext. 761 | bhopewell@campuslabs.com

Apogee
Apogee

1905 A Kramer Lane, Suite A100, Austin, Texas 78758
www.apogee.us

For more than 20 years, Apogee has been redefining the student campus life experience. As the only managed technology services provider with a sole focus on higher education, Apogee has become the trusted partner to more than 400 schools and 1 million students and administrators who rely on the company’s innate understanding of how superior Wi-Fi powers student vitality. Apogee’s comprehensive portfolio includes unmatched residential networks (ResNet) and Managed Campus networks that drive student and administrator success; video services that provide “like home” rich media experiences; and digital community engagement solutions that serve as an extension of the university’s staff. Partnering with Apogee enables schools to derive greater return on their IT investments and increase student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability

Laurie Panu, Midwest Director of Business Development
314.650.0062 | lpanu@apogee.us

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

BKD
BKD

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

BKD is a national CPA and advisory firm that assists individuals and businesses realize their goals. BKD understands that Higher Education institutions have unique needs, from financial and resource management to endowment performance and capital expenditures. Trying to balance the costs of delivering quality education with the reality of tight budget can be a daunting task. Our advisors can provide strategic planning solutions that demonstrate fiscal responsibility, foresight and accountability. Everyone needs a trusted advisor. Who’s Yours?

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 Lantern Road #201, Fishers, IN 46038
www.caylor-solutions.com

We are a different kind of agency. 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. Experience in brand, enrollment, and development, we can work with you to create everything from a new website, view books, to capital campaign marketing and communication plans.

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

Choice Recovery
Choice Recovery

1105 Schrock Road, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43229
www.choicerecovery.com

Choice Recovery provides collection services to Higher Education institutions, healthcare entities, and commercial businesses. Within higher education, we work exclusively with private colleges and universities similar to KICA's members. We are licensed nationwide, and in our 22+ year history have recovered over $300 million for our client base. We are on a mission to "change the perception of collections" and through our innovative [re]start program, that helps people become employed or re-employed, have successfully found over 700 jobs for people in debt who wanted/needed to get back into the workforce.

John Olmstead, SVP of Business Development
614.437.0154 | jmo@choicerecovery.com

DataBrains
DataBrains

13241 Bartram Park Boulevard Suite 1401, Jacksonville, FL 32258
www.databrains.com

DataBrains is a data management and Tableau professional services firm with extensive experience in higher education. We help organizations, corporations, and higher education institutions overcome their data challenges and solve their analytics problems.

Will Grantham, Sales Manager
904.518.5712 | wgrantham@databrains.com

Diligence, LLC
Diligence, LLC

20 Towne Drive, Ste 223, Bluffton, SC 29910
www.DiligenceDone.net

Diligence, LLC is thoroughly prepared for the May 2020 revised Title IX regulations. We promptly and efficiently provide comprehensive, legally-compliant, and in-depth investigations and fact findings. Our team of retired US Attorneys, university/government counsel and FBI special agents are highly experienced in Title IX, NCAA/NAIA, EEO and employment-related matters. We provide highly-experienced United States Judges and counsel to preside in Title IX hearings.
Diligence, LLC provides training: we conduct on-demand, state-of-the-art digital training in response to any federal (e.g., Title IX) or state law and will provide in-person trainings as possible within pandemic health directives. We also provide employment vetting report services: we verify candidate representations, conduct proprietary social media scans, and analyze available financial and criminal records. We are not a law firm; we do not provide legal advice or legal representation.

Bruce Tucker Smith, Executive Director
(843) 338-4097 | bruce@diligencedone.net

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

Eleos Services, Inc.
Eleos Services, Inc.

8080 East Central Avenue Suite 320, Wichita, Kansas 67206
www.eleos-si.com

Eleos means compassion, or mercy, in Greek. This defines the way we go about collecting debt owed to colleges and universities. We use every method of contact available, phone, text, email, etc., to find the students and help resolved the unpaid debt.

Trey Hall, President
316.648.0864 | trey@eleos-si.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.

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

First Nonprofit
First Nonprofit

1 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2180, Chicago, IL 60606
www.firstnonprofit.com

First Nonprofit provides state compliant, individually insured, cost-saving options to satisfy SUI (State Unemployment Insurance) requirements for nonprofit, tribal, and governmental entities. Nationally, over 2,000 organizations rely on us to reduce, manage, and safeguard their budget from uncertain unemployment insurance expenses.

Marshall Whittey, Regional Sales Director
312.728.9963 | mwhittey@firstnonprofit.com

First Risk Advisors
First Risk Advisors

67 West Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
http://www.firstriskadvisors.com/

When it comes to insurance and employee benefits, every organization is different with its own unique set of needs, goals and objectives. FIRSTRISK ADVISORS understands this fact and is there to help.

We are not just an insurance broker, we are your “Partner in Solutions.” Our team works closely with you, taking the time to listen and fully understand your circumstances. We then develop a series of recommendations tailored to your specific needs. It doesn’t stop there, we stand behind every aspect of our work from our first meeting on.

Our goal is to build a long-standing partnership that will last for years to come. That is why we are committed to providing you with ongoing support and exceptional customer service long after the start of our relationship. We never lose sight of our commitment to you.

David Opperman, President, First Risk Advisors
267-880-2300 | dopper@firstriskadvisors.com