Affiliates (N-Z)

National IPA
National IPA

2555 Meridian Blvd, Suite 300, Franklin, TN 37067
nationalipa.org

National IPA, one of the nation's largest purchasing groups for higher education, has partnered with KICA. This partnership provides access to more than 300 Publicly awarded competitive solicitations administered by a public agency/government entity. National IPA provides access to pricing that private higher education organizations often can’t negotiate on their own. Whether your needs are focused on office equipment and supplies for your educational areas, furniture for your buildings and residence halls, chemicals and paper products for your plant operations, or food for your din­ing facilities National IPA has supplier agreements available to assist you.

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

National Management Resources Corporation
National Management Resources Corporation

113 Corporate Park East Drive, Lagrange, GA 30241
www.teamnational.com

National Management Resources Corporation was founded in 1978. National provides services exclusively to private institutions of higher learning. Services include physical plant maintenance and repair, custodial, landscape, event planning and setups, security, and construction management. National tailors its services to meet the needs and goals of the clients they serve. With National, you can rest assured that your facilities look their best or recruitment, retention, and advancement. National helps make colleges and universities look picture perfect all of the time.

J. Barron Wood, Business Development Executive
706.884.7489 | bwood@teamnational.com

Navitas
Navitas

25501 West Valley Parkway, Suite 200, Olathe, KS 66061
www.navitas.us.com

Navitas is a facility services company specializing in a wide range of energy-efficiency and resource conservation solutions. These services relate to energy construction, energy management, and energy data. The optimization of energy savings generated by the new conservation practices can be utilized to fund the transformation of your aging facilities. We help higher education clients conserve resources and redirect existing budgets toward sustainable and cost-effective renewal of their facilities. Our tagline represents our purpose: "Conserving resources and renewing buildings."

Kent Clow, Business Development Manager
816-519.0072 | kclow@navitas.us.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

Pearson
Pearson

14 Wilshire Terrace , Webster Groves, MO 63119
www.pearsonhighered.com

Pearson is a learning company offering personalized course content, interactive learning and assessment tools, digital resources and applications, and other resources and services designed to help students achieve more. Beyond personalized, premium content, Pearson provides a variety of services to help higher education institutions overcome challenges and realize opportunities for change and growth. Our teams collaborate with you to develop institutionally sound educational solutions to meet individual needs.

Laura Vogel, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships
314.971.3240 | laura.vogel@pearson.com

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”

Doug Brown, Vice President for Sales
913.492.1004 | dbrown@pcconline.com

Sage Dining
Sage Dining

1402 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
sagedining.com

Sage Dining was established in 1990 and is the nation's leading provider of campus dining and upscale catering services. For more than 25 years, SAGE has worked in partnership with independent schools and private colleges across North America who share our passion for great food, nutrition and sustainability. Our boutique style means chefs tailor menus for each community and prepare meals from scratch using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We provide unparalleled levels of support, financial transparency, and culinary innovation that define a new standard of excellence.

Paco Rodriguez, President
410-339-3950 | paco@sagedining.com

Shelden Architecture
Shelden Architecture

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

Shelden Architecture 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 from the fields of business, healthcare, finance, retail, education, religion, housing, and more. our services include commercial, residential, and interior design, land planning, as well as graphic design and visualization.

Shelden exists because beauty matters. It matters in the spaces that surround us. It matters in the structures we create, interact with, and inhabit. And this group of skilled artisans exists to give these spaces and structures beautiful, meaningful form. We cannot imagine doing anything else.

We believe ours in 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 me their architectural objectives.

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

Spelman Johnson
Spelman Johnson

3 Chapman Ave., Easthampton, MA 1027
spelmanandjohnson.com

Spelman Johnson is a premier executive search firm exclusively committed to serving higher education. Recruiting talented leaders on behalf of the institutions they serve, Spelman Johnson’s success is strengthened by their deep and diverse relationships and their investment in the development and engagement of a leadership pipeline. Since 1991, Spelman Johnson helped hundreds of higher education institutions identify outstanding professionals, pairing exceptional leaders with positions across all facets of the academy. Spelman Johnson is nationally recognized for their thought leadership on issues of equity and diversity and for their commitment to inclusion in higher education.

Ellen Heffernan, President
413-529-2895 | eth@spelmanandjohnson.com

Trane MidAmerica
Trane MidAmerica

120 Ida, Wichita, KS 67211
tranemidamerica.com

Trane MidAmerica works with commercial and industrial building owners to identify building solutions to reduce downtime and increase building efficiency. Our services enable building owners to have a high performance building.

Jonathan Goering, Marketing Leader
316-265-9655 | jpgoering@trane.com

Turf Solutions
Turf Solutions

967 Comanche Rd., McPherson, KS 67460
playongrass.com

Turf Solutions, Inc. designs, builds, and maintains natural grass sports surfaces and educational and municipal turf areas. We team with clients to achieve a viable, economical, and long-term solution to any turf need. We are available for construction as well as ongoing maintenance to continue quality and performance because we understand that good turf is a year-round commitment.

Brett Wiens, President
620-585-0170 | customerservice@playongrass.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

Vivid Energies Corp.
Vivid Energies Corp.

1320 E. Christina Court, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
www.vividenergies.com

Our primary focus is on LED lighting and an approach to becoming more energy efficient. We can be your primary source for LED lighting and installation.

Heidi Mustafa, Finance and Office Coordinator
708.945.1668 | hmustafa@vividenergies.com

WDM Architects
WDM Architects

105 North Washington, Wichita, KS 67202
www.wdmarchitects.com

We are forward-think architects, interior designers, and landscape artists who enjoy tackling socially relevant issues head-on, such as sustainable design, academia, healthcare, senior living, wildlife conservation, and historic renovation. Our team researches and plans each project in conjunction with our client to create designs that will handle current needs as well as planned, or unplanned, growth. Each client is a partner in the outcome.

Michael Frimel, Director of Business Development
316.262.4700 | mfrimel@wdmarchitects.com