ABOUT US

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 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

Board

Barry photo

Barry Ward

Chairperson

SVP and Chief Financial Officer
Security Benefit

Shannon

Shannon Bower

Secretary/Treasurer
Vice President-Finance
KAIA
Dave

Dave Hulcher

Vice President

Executive Director
KAIA

 
 

Zac Anshutz

Chief Compliance Officer
Advisors Excel

Jerry Banaka

Farm Bureau Life Insurance (retired)

Adam Collyer

Partner
MarksNelson

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.

Stephanie Mollica

State Farm

Jim Runnebaum

Owner
SBS Insurance

Vicki Schmidt

Kansas Insurance Commissioner

Bill Sneed

Attorney
Sneed Law Office

Kerri Spielman

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones (Former KAIA Executive Director)

David Sollars

Dean School of Business
Washburn University

Steve Wanamaker

Charlton Manley President (retired)

Bruce Witt

Chief Advocacy Officer
Via Christi Health