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Advertising & Marketing
Caylor Solutions
Caylor Solutions

11650 Lantern Road #2129, 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

Tallo, Inc.
Tallo, Inc.

1501 Belle Isle Ave, Ste 200, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
www.tallo.com

Tallo is an online platform that connects the next generation of students with opportunities. Students showcase career interests, colleges of interest, GPA/test scores, courses, experiences, ethnicity and more. Through the students' free Tallo digital profile, colleges can search, identify, and directly engage with students that support their recruiting initiatives.

Ben Martin, VP of Partnerships
724.816.4591 | bmartin@tallo.com

Campus Computing & IT
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

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
716.402.4034 | bhopewell@anthology.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

Campus
Campus

5910 S. University Blvd., C-18 #224, Greenwood Village, CO 80121
https://campus.app/

Campus is turning the legacy student portal market upside-down with a simple philosophy: Push relevant content, resources, alerts, and notification to students instead of hoping they’ll hunt and peck through a link farm to find them. With a team of former university executives and technologists, Campus is rapidly replacing outdated
portals with a modern, cloud-hosted platform that reduces costs, and actually supports student’s capacity to learn, connect and succeed. Campus has offices in Denver (headquarters), New York and Melbourne, and is the flagship product of Ucroo Incorporated.

Matt Hammond, VP, Sales & Marketing
720.456.7182 | matt@campus.app

Caylor Solutions
Caylor Solutions

11650 Lantern Road #2129, 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

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.

Christian Lisowski, VP Sales & Marketing
904.316.6800 | Christian Lisowski

Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc.

101 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02199
www.Jenzabar.com

Jenzabar is higher education's trusted adviser, ensuring that our solutions are user-centric and tailored for what you need now, what's on the horizon, and where higher education is moving in the future. Jenzabar student information systems have been chosen more often that any other SIS over the past five years. Exclusively serving higher education, Jenzabar software and services are designed to drive higher performance in every department at your institutions. Jenzabar collaborates with clients to make higher education amazing.

Jeffrey Hubbard, Regional Sales Executive
312.218.9080 | Jeffrey.Hubbard@jenzabar.com

KanREN, Inc.
KanREN, Inc.

2029 Becker Drive, Suite 282, Lawrence, KS 66046
www.kanren.net

KanREN, the state of Kansas' Research and Education network, is a non-profit, member-governed consortium serving Kansas Education, Community Anchor Institutions, and member-facing professional organizations. Established to bring the internet to Kansas in 1992, we work alongside our members to ensure the highest quality internet connectivity, network services, and support. Operating as a a consortium enables us to leverage economies of scale for the internet connectivity and network services our members require today, yet maintain an agile approach as we work together to anticipate and address the technical demands shaping our future, and the future of those we collectively serve.

Cort Buffington, Executive Director
785-856-9800 | cort@kanren.net

OMNIA Partners
OMNIA Partners

840 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 600, Franklin, TN 37067
www.omniapartners.com/publicsector

OMNIA Partners, Public Sector (formerly National IPA and U.S. Communities) is the nation’s largest and most experienced cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to public sector procurement. Our immense purchasing power and world-class suppliers have produced a comprehensive portfolio of cooperative contracts and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide.
Through the economies of scale created by OMNIA Partners, our participants now have access to an extensive portfolio of competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreements. The lead agency contracting process continues to be the foundation on which we are founded. OMNIA Partners is proud to offer more value and resources to state and local government, higher education, K-12 education and non-profits.

John Hunsche, Regional Manager for Higher Education - Heartland
773-818-7812 | john.hunsche@omniapartners.com

Paymerang, LLC
Paymerang, LLC

7401 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23225
www.paymerang.com

Paymerang helps AP departments become more efficient, secure, compliant and profitable through a cloud based electronic payment solution. With just a small process change, Paymerang is able to facilitate electronic payments between colleges and their vendors, employees and students. Backed by an award-winning software and network, Paymerang provides a complete accounts payable disbursement solution that includes software integration, vendor enrollment, payment processing, and reconcilement. Clients import a single file of payment instructions and Paymerang executes financial transactions and delivers associated customized electronic payment details. The company partners with private colleges and universities nationwide to quickly pay electronically without the addition of significant resources, compliance requirements, fraud detection, costs or credit limits that come from using traditional bank programs.

Brian Cook, SVP for Higher Education
804.317.9229 | bcook@paymerang.com

SafeColleges by Vector Solutions
SafeColleges by Vector Solutions

2135 Dana Ave #300 , Cincinnati, OH 45207
www.safecolleges.com

SafeColleges, a Vector Solutions brand, is a leading provider of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer and more inclusive colleges and universities. Its product portfolio includes management solutions for employee and student training, anonymous tip reporting system, incident tracking, and SDS management. We believe that our intuitive, web-based solutions help administrators address critical issues affecting campuses across the U.S., such as sexual harassment and violence, alcohol and drug abuse, diversity and inclusion, safety, hazing, and more

Samantha Jones, Regional Sales Manager
513.783.2751 | Samantha.jones@vectorsolutions.com

ScholarBuys
ScholarBuys

11 West Main Street, Suite 202, Carpentersville, IL 60110
www.scholarbuys.com

A value added reseller of computer software, hardware and peripherals; ScholarBuys mission is to provide exceptional service that empowers the academic community. Our niche focus is group purchasing. We help academic consortia across the United States harness their collective strength in the marketplace for IT-related goods and services with companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cylance and VMware. ScholarBuys is recognized as a premiere education consortium-focused vendor because of our service-oriented approach. Our goal is to maximize participation and overall value of the group purchasing agreements, enabling clients to maximize their investments in these technologies.




Brendon Palluck, Business Development Manager
877.999.9294 ext 199 | brendon.palluck@scholarbuys.com

Tallo, Inc.
Tallo, Inc.

1501 Belle Isle Ave, Ste 200, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
www.tallo.com

Tallo is an online platform that connects the next generation of students with opportunities. Students showcase career interests, colleges of interest, GPA/test scores, courses, experiences, ethnicity and more. Through the students' free Tallo digital profile, colleges can search, identify, and directly engage with students that support their recruiting initiatives.

Ben Martin, VP of Partnerships
724.816.4591 | bmartin@tallo.com

Construction & Building Supplies
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

Shelden Architecture
Shelden Architecture

800 East First | Suite 140, Wichita, KS 67202
www.sheldenarchitecture.com

Shelden Architecture exists because beauty matters.

It matters in the spaces that surround us. It matters in the structures we create, interact with, and inhabit. Our team of skilled artisans exists to give these buildings, and all their related spaces, well thought out function, beauty, and meaningful form. We cannot imagine doing anything else.

We believe ours is a service-driven profession in which we play an interpretive role, listening to our client's needs, hopes, and dreams, being inspired by them. Along with a selected builder, we translate, as design partners, our clients’ words to meet their architectural objectives. SA is a full-service architectural firm providing services ranging from Pre-Design through Construction. Since 2002, we have designed distinctive buildings for scores of clients and project types in education, business, healthcare, finance, retail, religion, housing, and more. Our services include commercial, residential, and interior design, land planning, as well as graphic design and visualization.

Pam Clinton, Director of Operations and Business Development
316.263.4300 | pam@sheldenarch.com

Consultants
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
716.402.4034 | bhopewell@anthology.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

CapinCrouse, LLP
CapinCrouse, LLP

345 Massachusetts Avenue, Ste. 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204
capincrouse.com

An accounting and advisory firm serving 100 independent colleges and universities; we assist institutions with financial integrity so your mission of changing students’ lives can be achieved.

Chris DuKate, Principal
505.50.CAPIN ext. 1115 | cdukate@capincrouse.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.

Christian Lisowski, VP Sales & Marketing
904.316.6800 | Christian Lisowski

HRP Associates
HRP Associates

1327 Miller Rd, Suite D, Greenville, SC 29607
hrpassociates.com

HRP Associates is a risk management environmental consulting engineering firm that has over 32 years of experience. Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) compliance services recently provided to the education sector includes EPA and OSHA compliance audits, regulatory training, compliance plan development, industrial hygiene surveys, property transaction assistance, ground water and soil investigations, underground storage tank removal and replacement, energy audits, and chemical hygiene studies.

HRP employs engineers, hydrogeologists, biologists, environmental scientists, software designers, and industrial hygienists to assist in environmental, health and safety compliance, as well as site investigation and remediation, environmental and civil engineering, energy management, and risk management consulting engineering.

Our consulting engineers will work closely with you to meet complex regulatory compliance obligations, to understand the relative ranking of your priorities, to advocated for your interests, and to develop customized solutions for your specific situation. HRP works diligently to keep you up-to-date with changes in federal, state, and local EH&S regulatory requirements and provide you with sound and practical solutions that you can realistically implement. To date, we have helped over 240 college and university campuses across the United States resolve their environmental, health and safety challenges.

Tad Goetcheus, Vice President - Southeast Region
864-289-0311 | tad.goetcheus@hrpassociates.com

Husch Blackwell
Husch Blackwell

4801 Main St., Ste. 1000, Kansas City, MO 64112
huschblackwell.com

Husch Blackwell is a full-service litigation and business law firm with attorneys in locations across the United States and in London, serving clients with domestic and international operations. We provide sophisticated legal services at a compelling value that help manage risk, overcome hurdles and create meaningful advantages for our clients.

We represent national and global leaders in major industries that include agribusiness, food and beverage, energy, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, real estate, construction, manufacturing, technology and transportation. Our attorneys are recognized by leading professional and industry organizations for their knowledge and expertise across a broad range of legal services.

Our firm's history reflects almost a century of legal excellence and superior client service. We earned our reputation as a market-leading law firm by delivering the highest standards of legal services our clients demand.

We understand that our value and strength is in our people and the diversity of their backgrounds. We are dedicated to enhancing and supporting our cultural standards through our Diversity Programs and Women's Initiative. Our attorneys also serve the communities in which we work through a wide variety of pro bono programs, giving their time, resources and talents to serve people and organizations in need.

Hayley Hanson, Contact
816-983-8377 | hayley.hanson@huschblackwell.com

Mindstream
Mindstream

17806 Interstate 10 West Suite 300 , San Antonio, TX 78257
http://mindstreamco.com

Private colleges and universities can gain expert outside guidance and solid solutions for transforming themselves by engaging Mindstream. Our record of success demonstrates a history of refocusing strategy, boosting efficiency, and streamlining processes, while transferring knowledge to key stakeholders across the institution and maintaining each school’s unique culture. Mindstream’s expertise conducting both simple and complex projects, shown by a track record of success with other institutions of higher education, shepherds each engagement with our characteristic combination of exceptional proficiency, reliability, and value. Our transformation services include:
1) INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION
2) COST TRANSFORMATION
3) ACADEMIC TRANSFORMATION
4) ADMISSIONS AND ENROLLMENT TRANSFORMATION

Joseph Garcia, President
210-819-7306 | jgarcia@mindstreamco.com

Dining Services
Pioneer College Caterers
Pioneer College Caterers

Cedar Creek Corporate Park | 25055 W. Valley Parkway | Suite 120, Olathe, KS 66061
pcconline.com

Pioneer College Caterers serves Christian colleges, universities and seminaries. In business since 1973, we currently service 44 clients in 20 states, coast to coast. We provide a partnership that is based on the right solutions for your campus, based on strong relationships at all levels of our company. We are 'Designed for Service” and “Dedicated to Excellence”

John Pierce, President
913.492.1004 | jpierce@pcconline.com

Executive Services
Diligence, LLC
Diligence, LLC

20 Towne Drive, Ste 223, Bluffton, SC 29910
www.diligence-llc.com

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@diligence-llc.com

Mindstream
Mindstream

17806 Interstate 10 West Suite 300 , San Antonio, TX 78257
http://mindstreamco.com

Private colleges and universities can gain expert outside guidance and solid solutions for transforming themselves by engaging Mindstream. Our record of success demonstrates a history of refocusing strategy, boosting efficiency, and streamlining processes, while transferring knowledge to key stakeholders across the institution and maintaining each school’s unique culture. Mindstream’s expertise conducting both simple and complex projects, shown by a track record of success with other institutions of higher education, shepherds each engagement with our characteristic combination of exceptional proficiency, reliability, and value. Our transformation services include:
1) INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION
2) COST TRANSFORMATION
3) ACADEMIC TRANSFORMATION
4) ADMISSIONS AND ENROLLMENT TRANSFORMATION

Joseph Garcia, President
210-819-7306 | jgarcia@mindstreamco.com

Facilities Management
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

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

Financial Services
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

BOK Financial
BOK Financial

7500 College Blvd, Ste 1400, Overland Park, KS 66221
https://www.bokfinancial.com/

Leading Provider of Sophisticated Financial Solutions

BOK Financial has been serving institutional clients for over 100 years and offers a broad range of financial, investment, and administrative services to help our clients save time and money. As a not-for-profit agency, you are intently focused on maximizing resources and driving efficiency throughout your organization. Think of us as part of your extended team, structuring sophisticated financial solutions that help improve your business operations.

Our institutional professionals deliver investment, custody and banking solutions with an unwavering commitment to personal service. We educate and train our clients on industry topics, such as the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), and provide proactive and customized solutions. Our goal is to understand your mission, share best practices and tailor our services to position you for success.

Stacey Curtis, Vice President
918.691.8270 | scurtis@bokf.com

CapinCrouse, LLP
CapinCrouse, LLP

345 Massachusetts Avenue, Ste. 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204
capincrouse.com

An accounting and advisory firm serving 100 independent colleges and universities; we assist institutions with financial integrity so your mission of changing students’ lives can be achieved.

Chris DuKate, Principal
505.50.CAPIN ext. 1115 | cdukate@capincrouse.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

Mariner Wealth Advisors
Mariner Wealth Advisors

5700 W. 112th St., Suite 200 , Overland Park, KS 66211
www.marinerwealthadvisors.com

Mariner Wealth Advisors is dedicated to providing a wide range of services to retirement plan clients, with a focus on delivering industry-leading advisory services that enhance our clients' plans and increase their employer's chances of achieving retirement readiness.

Timothy Duncan, MBA, AIF, Senior Retirement Plan Advisor
913-378-9146 | tim.duncan@marinerwealthadvisors.com

Paymerang, LLC
Paymerang, LLC

7401 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23225
www.paymerang.com

Paymerang helps AP departments become more efficient, secure, compliant and profitable through a cloud based electronic payment solution. With just a small process change, Paymerang is able to facilitate electronic payments between colleges and their vendors, employees and students. Backed by an award-winning software and network, Paymerang provides a complete accounts payable disbursement solution that includes software integration, vendor enrollment, payment processing, and reconcilement. Clients import a single file of payment instructions and Paymerang executes financial transactions and delivers associated customized electronic payment details. The company partners with private colleges and universities nationwide to quickly pay electronically without the addition of significant resources, compliance requirements, fraud detection, costs or credit limits that come from using traditional bank programs.

Brian Cook, SVP for Higher Education
804.317.9229 | bcook@paymerang.com

Two West
Two West

4551 W. 107th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207
twowestcompanies.com

Two West is an independent, registered investment advisor with a focus in retirement plan services in the not-for-profit community. Two West and its affiliated companies serve more than $36 billion in assets in over 40 states. Services include retirement plan consulting, institutional and private client wealth management and planning, financial wellness programs, corporate and private trust services, estate management, and institutional and private client custodial services. Two West is an affiliated group of member companies comprised of Two West Financial Partners, LLC; Two West Capital Advisors, LLC; MTC Holdings Corporation; Financial Counselors, Inc. and Midwest Trust Company.

Ryan Rink, President
913-825-1722 | rink@twowestadvisors.com

UMB
UMB

101 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106
www.umb.com/commerical

UMB is one of the nation's largest issuers of purchasing cards. With UMB, you can count on more from your commercial credit cards - more options, flexibility and control and that translates into more financial freedom for your business. From robust purchasing and travel card programs to advanced payment solutions, UMB provides service experts that are dedicated to the success of your program. The UMB Visa Purchasing Card can control and limit purchases automatically, simplify your purchasing card program and letting employees focus on more profitable tasks. Your success depends on how effectively you control and monitor your expenses. The UMB Visa Purchasing Card can help.

For more than a century, UMB has been providing solutions to best serve our customers.

Cherie Figge, VP Commercial Card Sales Officer
816.843.2842 | cherie.figge@umb.com

Insurance, HR, & Benefits
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

BOK Financial
BOK Financial

7500 College Blvd, Ste 1400, Overland Park, KS 66221
https://www.bokfinancial.com/

Leading Provider of Sophisticated Financial Solutions

BOK Financial has been serving institutional clients for over 100 years and offers a broad range of financial, investment, and administrative services to help our clients save time and money. As a not-for-profit agency, you are intently focused on maximizing resources and driving efficiency throughout your organization. Think of us as part of your extended team, structuring sophisticated financial solutions that help improve your business operations.

Our institutional professionals deliver investment, custody and banking solutions with an unwavering commitment to personal service. We educate and train our clients on industry topics, such as the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), and provide proactive and customized solutions. Our goal is to understand your mission, share best practices and tailor our services to position you for success.

Stacey Curtis, Vice President
918.691.8270 | scurtis@bokf.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

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

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

IMA, Inc
IMA, Inc

8200 E. 32nd St. North, Wichita, KS 67226
https://imacorp.com/higher-education-program/

IMA, Inc. was founded and is based in Wichita, KS. IMA is the 9th largest independently owned retail insurance broker in the United States. IMA is proud to currently partner with 11 of the KICA member colleges and universities.

The IMA Education Practice group provides wide varieties of coverage tailored to the needs of educational institutions including property and casualty insurance, student/athletic insurance, and health risk management/employee benefits.

Blake Wells, Vice President
316-266-6213 | blake.wells@imacorp.com

Mariner Wealth Advisors
Mariner Wealth Advisors

5700 W. 112th St., Suite 200 , Overland Park, KS 66211
www.marinerwealthadvisors.com

Mariner Wealth Advisors is dedicated to providing a wide range of services to retirement plan clients, with a focus on delivering industry-leading advisory services that enhance our clients' plans and increase their employer's chances of achieving retirement readiness.

Timothy Duncan, MBA, AIF, Senior Retirement Plan Advisor
913-378-9146 | tim.duncan@marinerwealthadvisors.com

SafeColleges by Vector Solutions
SafeColleges by Vector Solutions

2135 Dana Ave #300 , Cincinnati, OH 45207
www.safecolleges.com

SafeColleges, a Vector Solutions brand, is a leading provider of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer and more inclusive colleges and universities. Its product portfolio includes management solutions for employee and student training, anonymous tip reporting system, incident tracking, and SDS management. We believe that our intuitive, web-based solutions help administrators address critical issues affecting campuses across the U.S., such as sexual harassment and violence, alcohol and drug abuse, diversity and inclusion, safety, hazing, and more

Samantha Jones, Regional Sales Manager
513.783.2751 | Samantha.jones@vectorsolutions.com

Virtual Care Group
Virtual Care Group

15332 Antioch Street Suite 411, Los Angeles, CA 90272
thevirtualcaregroup.com

The Virtual Care Group (VCG) provides medical and mental health services to college campuses 24/7 through a turnkey telehealth solution. VCG combines the highest quality clinicians with an advanced technology platform to promote high member satisfaction and participation. Board-certified physicians and licensed counselors support the needs of students, faculty and staff at more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. VCG leads the industry in setting up telehealth operations within 24 hours, expanding campus health center resources and providing safe, affordable, private, and convenient healthcare.

Danny Zusman, CEO
310.365.5222 | danny@thevirtualcaregroup.com

Legal Services
Diligence, LLC
Diligence, LLC

20 Towne Drive, Ste 223, Bluffton, SC 29910
www.diligence-llc.com

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@diligence-llc.com

Husch Blackwell
Husch Blackwell

4801 Main St., Ste. 1000, Kansas City, MO 64112
huschblackwell.com

Husch Blackwell is a full-service litigation and business law firm with attorneys in locations across the United States and in London, serving clients with domestic and international operations. We provide sophisticated legal services at a compelling value that help manage risk, overcome hurdles and create meaningful advantages for our clients.

We represent national and global leaders in major industries that include agribusiness, food and beverage, energy, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, real estate, construction, manufacturing, technology and transportation. Our attorneys are recognized by leading professional and industry organizations for their knowledge and expertise across a broad range of legal services.

Our firm's history reflects almost a century of legal excellence and superior client service. We earned our reputation as a market-leading law firm by delivering the highest standards of legal services our clients demand.

We understand that our value and strength is in our people and the diversity of their backgrounds. We are dedicated to enhancing and supporting our cultural standards through our Diversity Programs and Women's Initiative. Our attorneys also serve the communities in which we work through a wide variety of pro bono programs, giving their time, resources and talents to serve people and organizations in need.

Hayley Hanson, Contact
816-983-8377 | hayley.hanson@huschblackwell.com

Office Supplies & Furniture
OMNIA Partners
OMNIA Partners

840 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 600, Franklin, TN 37067
www.omniapartners.com/publicsector

OMNIA Partners, Public Sector (formerly National IPA and U.S. Communities) is the nation’s largest and most experienced cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to public sector procurement. Our immense purchasing power and world-class suppliers have produced a comprehensive portfolio of cooperative contracts and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide.
Through the economies of scale created by OMNIA Partners, our participants now have access to an extensive portfolio of competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreements. The lead agency contracting process continues to be the foundation on which we are founded. OMNIA Partners is proud to offer more value and resources to state and local government, higher education, K-12 education and non-profits.

John Hunsche, Regional Manager for Higher Education - Heartland
773-818-7812 | john.hunsche@omniapartners.com

Other
HRP Associates
HRP Associates

1327 Miller Rd, Suite D, Greenville, SC 29607
hrpassociates.com

HRP Associates is a risk management environmental consulting engineering firm that has over 32 years of experience. Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) compliance services recently provided to the education sector includes EPA and OSHA compliance audits, regulatory training, compliance plan development, industrial hygiene surveys, property transaction assistance, ground water and soil investigations, underground storage tank removal and replacement, energy audits, and chemical hygiene studies.

HRP employs engineers, hydrogeologists, biologists, environmental scientists, software designers, and industrial hygienists to assist in environmental, health and safety compliance, as well as site investigation and remediation, environmental and civil engineering, energy management, and risk management consulting engineering.

Our consulting engineers will work closely with you to meet complex regulatory compliance obligations, to understand the relative ranking of your priorities, to advocated for your interests, and to develop customized solutions for your specific situation. HRP works diligently to keep you up-to-date with changes in federal, state, and local EH&S regulatory requirements and provide you with sound and practical solutions that you can realistically implement. To date, we have helped over 240 college and university campuses across the United States resolve their environmental, health and safety challenges.

Tad Goetcheus, Vice President - Southeast Region
864-289-0311 | tad.goetcheus@hrpassociates.com

Mindstream
Mindstream

17806 Interstate 10 West Suite 300 , San Antonio, TX 78257
http://mindstreamco.com

Private colleges and universities can gain expert outside guidance and solid solutions for transforming themselves by engaging Mindstream. Our record of success demonstrates a history of refocusing strategy, boosting efficiency, and streamlining processes, while transferring knowledge to key stakeholders across the institution and maintaining each school’s unique culture. Mindstream’s expertise conducting both simple and complex projects, shown by a track record of success with other institutions of higher education, shepherds each engagement with our characteristic combination of exceptional proficiency, reliability, and value. Our transformation services include:
1) INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION
2) COST TRANSFORMATION
3) ACADEMIC TRANSFORMATION
4) ADMISSIONS AND ENROLLMENT TRANSFORMATION

Joseph Garcia, President
210-819-7306 | jgarcia@mindstreamco.com

Shelden Architecture
Shelden Architecture

800 East First | Suite 140, Wichita, KS 67202
www.sheldenarchitecture.com

Shelden Architecture exists because beauty matters.

It matters in the spaces that surround us. It matters in the structures we create, interact with, and inhabit. Our team of skilled artisans exists to give these buildings, and all their related spaces, well thought out function, beauty, and meaningful form. We cannot imagine doing anything else.

We believe ours is a service-driven profession in which we play an interpretive role, listening to our client's needs, hopes, and dreams, being inspired by them. Along with a selected builder, we translate, as design partners, our clients’ words to meet their architectural objectives. SA is a full-service architectural firm providing services ranging from Pre-Design through Construction. Since 2002, we have designed distinctive buildings for scores of clients and project types in education, business, healthcare, finance, retail, religion, housing, and more. Our services include commercial, residential, and interior design, land planning, as well as graphic design and visualization.

Pam Clinton, Director of Operations and Business Development
316.263.4300 | pam@sheldenarch.com

Printing & Promotions
Public Finance
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

BOK Financial
BOK Financial

7500 College Blvd, Ste 1400, Overland Park, KS 66221
https://www.bokfinancial.com/

Leading Provider of Sophisticated Financial Solutions

BOK Financial has been serving institutional clients for over 100 years and offers a broad range of financial, investment, and administrative services to help our clients save time and money. As a not-for-profit agency, you are intently focused on maximizing resources and driving efficiency throughout your organization. Think of us as part of your extended team, structuring sophisticated financial solutions that help improve your business operations.

Our institutional professionals deliver investment, custody and banking solutions with an unwavering commitment to personal service. We educate and train our clients on industry topics, such as the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), and provide proactive and customized solutions. Our goal is to understand your mission, share best practices and tailor our services to position you for success.

Stacey Curtis, Vice President
918.691.8270 | scurtis@bokf.com

Purchasing
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

OMNIA Partners
OMNIA Partners

840 Crescent Centre Drive, Suite 600, Franklin, TN 37067
www.omniapartners.com/publicsector

OMNIA Partners, Public Sector (formerly National IPA and U.S. Communities) is the nation’s largest and most experienced cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to public sector procurement. Our immense purchasing power and world-class suppliers have produced a comprehensive portfolio of cooperative contracts and partnerships, making OMNIA Partners the most valued and trusted resource for organizations nationwide.
Through the economies of scale created by OMNIA Partners, our participants now have access to an extensive portfolio of competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreements. The lead agency contracting process continues to be the foundation on which we are founded. OMNIA Partners is proud to offer more value and resources to state and local government, higher education, K-12 education and non-profits.

John Hunsche, Regional Manager for Higher Education - Heartland
773-818-7812 | john.hunsche@omniapartners.com

UMB
UMB

101 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106
www.umb.com/commerical

UMB is one of the nation's largest issuers of purchasing cards. With UMB, you can count on more from your commercial credit cards - more options, flexibility and control and that translates into more financial freedom for your business. From robust purchasing and travel card programs to advanced payment solutions, UMB provides service experts that are dedicated to the success of your program. The UMB Visa Purchasing Card can control and limit purchases automatically, simplify your purchasing card program and letting employees focus on more profitable tasks. Your success depends on how effectively you control and monitor your expenses. The UMB Visa Purchasing Card can help.

For more than a century, UMB has been providing solutions to best serve our customers.

Cherie Figge, VP Commercial Card Sales Officer
816.843.2842 | cherie.figge@umb.com

Student Services
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

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

Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc.

101 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02199
www.Jenzabar.com

Jenzabar is higher education's trusted adviser, ensuring that our solutions are user-centric and tailored for what you need now, what's on the horizon, and where higher education is moving in the future. Jenzabar student information systems have been chosen more often that any other SIS over the past five years. Exclusively serving higher education, Jenzabar software and services are designed to drive higher performance in every department at your institutions. Jenzabar collaborates with clients to make higher education amazing.

Jeffrey Hubbard, Regional Sales Executive
312.218.9080 | Jeffrey.Hubbard@jenzabar.com

SafeColleges by Vector Solutions
SafeColleges by Vector Solutions

2135 Dana Ave #300 , Cincinnati, OH 45207
www.safecolleges.com

SafeColleges, a Vector Solutions brand, is a leading provider of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer and more inclusive colleges and universities. Its product portfolio includes management solutions for employee and student training, anonymous tip reporting system, incident tracking, and SDS management. We believe that our intuitive, web-based solutions help administrators address critical issues affecting campuses across the U.S., such as sexual harassment and violence, alcohol and drug abuse, diversity and inclusion, safety, hazing, and more

Samantha Jones, Regional Sales Manager
513.783.2751 | Samantha.jones@vectorsolutions.com

Virtual Care Group
Virtual Care Group

15332 Antioch Street Suite 411, Los Angeles, CA 90272
thevirtualcaregroup.com

The Virtual Care Group (VCG) provides medical and mental health services to college campuses 24/7 through a turnkey telehealth solution. VCG combines the highest quality clinicians with an advanced technology platform to promote high member satisfaction and participation. Board-certified physicians and licensed counselors support the needs of students, faculty and staff at more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. VCG leads the industry in setting up telehealth operations within 24 hours, expanding campus health center resources and providing safe, affordable, private, and convenient healthcare.

Danny Zusman, CEO
310.365.5222 | danny@thevirtualcaregroup.com

WellVia
WellVia

4040 W. Royal Lane, Suite 130, Irving, TX 75063
www.wellviasolutions.com

Founded in 2014, WellVia offers colleges and universities a connected-health solution that is of the highest quality, easily accessible, and most affordable. WellVia currently connects over 3 million members with a proprietary network of Board-Certified Physicians to treat the common and acute illnesses that make up the majority of ER and urgent care visits. We are focuses on providing student access to a physician and/or behavioral health professional anytime, anywhere.

Jon O'Toole, VP of Sales and Development
571.212.1178 | jon.otoole@wellviasolutions.com

Telecommunications
KanREN, Inc.
KanREN, Inc.

2029 Becker Drive, Suite 282, Lawrence, KS 66046
www.kanren.net

KanREN, the state of Kansas' Research and Education network, is a non-profit, member-governed consortium serving Kansas Education, Community Anchor Institutions, and member-facing professional organizations. Established to bring the internet to Kansas in 1992, we work alongside our members to ensure the highest quality internet connectivity, network services, and support. Operating as a a consortium enables us to leverage economies of scale for the internet connectivity and network services our members require today, yet maintain an agile approach as we work together to anticipate and address the technical demands shaping our future, and the future of those we collectively serve.

Cort Buffington, Executive Director
785-856-9800 | cort@kanren.net