We are educators, insurance agents, and financial services leaders committed to cultivating the next generation of professionals to ensure a strong future for our industry.

Our mission to develop an insurance educated workforce for Kansas means we facilitate curriculum, mentorship, and scholarships funds.

We work directly with Kansas universities to award scholarship funding. Universities make specific requests to the Kansas Insurance & Financial Services Education Foundation board, which reviews the request and makes a determination. If the request is approved, the board works with the university to maximize the use of the funding.

For more information about various career options in the insurance and financial services industry, visit take4insurance.org or www.investprogram.org


Barry Ward

Barry Ward


SVP and Chief Financial Officer
Security Benefit

Shannon Bower

Shannon Bower

Vice President-Finance
Dave Hulcher

Dave Hulcher

Vice President

Executive Director


Adam Collyer


Dale Dennis

Deputy Commissioner
Kansas Department of Education

Mike Eichten

Director of Group Sales
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
& Vice President, COO of AICK


Randy Lutgen

Vice President of Underwriting
Farmers Alliance

Dan Messelt

Insurance Agent
Cardinal Insurance Co.

Vicki Schmidt

Kansas Insurance Commissioner

Bill Sneed

Sneed Law Office

Kerri Spielman

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones (Former KAIA Executive Director)

David Sollars

Dean School of Business
Washburn University

Bruce Witt

Chief Advocacy Officer
Via Christi Health