Presidents Council

Presidents Council – $10,000 Annual Contribution

The ICI Presidents Council is made up of corporations who are strong supporters of Independent Higher Education in Indiana. Each company contributes $10,000 per year to ICI to support student scholarships at our member institutions. These companies are collaborators with our members and the ICI staff, and they are frequently present as guests or contributors at ICI events. Presidents Council members are invited to lunch with our board following our spring and fall board meetings and they are invited to the annual Indiana Academy dinner. ICI Affinity Group meetings include Presidents Council members as guests whenever possible. Frequently they are involved on ICI committees, are the first to be aware of upcoming projects, are trusted advisors on developing member services, and provide valued corporate perspective on the challenges being faced in higher education.

Features of Presidents Council membership

  • Invited to serve on the ICI Presidents Corporate Advisory Council
  • Invited to attend annual Indiana Academy Reception and Dinner
  • Invited to attend all ICI sponsored networking events
  • Company name, logo, and business description listed on ICI Website

If you are interested in becoming a Presidents Council member, please contact Laura Bridges at 317-236-6084 or laura@icindiana.org.

BKD

BKD

CPA & Advisory

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Design Collaborative

Design Collaborative

Architecture/Engineering

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Lightbound

Lightbound

Voice and Data IP Services

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Matrix Integration

Matrix Integration

Technology Advisers

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Performance Services

Performance Services

Energy Leadership Programs

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RATIO Architects

RATIO Architects

Architecture

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Schmidt Associates

Schmidt Associates

Architecture/Engineering

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Siemens

Siemens

Technology/Infrastructure

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UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare

Health Insurance

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UPS

UPS

Packaging/Delivery

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ICI Multiple Employer Retirement Plan

ICI Multiple Employer Retirement Plan

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BKD, LLP

BKD, LLP is a top-tier national CPA & advisory firm with 2,100 partners and employees serving a wide range of industries. BKD’s National Higher Education Group serves more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide and has a deep understanding of the unique challenges facing the industry, including pressures to grow net tuition revenue, control costs and manage endowments, while effectively competing for students and managing risks. BKD and its subsidiaries offer clients a variety of services in accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuation services and wealth management. We deliver the right resources to help clients demonstrate fiscal responsibility, transparency, accountability and compliance with laws and regulations.

Stay informed with BKD’s award winning Thoughtware™ for webinars, industry alerts and articles throughout the year. Learn more at https://www.bkd.com/industries/higher-education/.

Contact: Rick Wittgren, CPA, Partner
Phone: 317.383.5470 (office); 317.490.7748 (cell)
Email: rwittgren@bkd.com
Website: www.bkd.com

Design Collaborative

Design Collaborative: An architecture/engineering firm from Fort Wayne, Indiana, with a focus on corporate, higher education, and healthcare markets in the Midwest. In 2012, the company celebrated its 20th anniversary as the recipient of the American Institute of Architects ‘Distinguished Firm of the Year” for the State of Indiana, as well as the Fort Wayne Chamber’s Small Business of the Year.’ In 2013 the company was once again honored as one of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana.”

Contact: Cathy Waggoner, ASID – Director of Business Development
Phone: 260-413-0151 (cell)
Email: cwaggoner@designcollaborative.com

Contact: Kevin Scully, NCARB – Project Architect/Principal
Phone: 260-438-8426
Email: kscully@designcollaborative.com

Website: www.designcollaborative.com

Lightbound

Since 1994, LightBound has been delivering voice and data IP services. We are an Indiana-based provider of Internet, voice, co-location, network, and cloud services to local, national and global organizations. LightBound has been delivering 24x7 support from a staffed Network Operations Center (NOC) from the beginning and a CLEC since 2005. We’re fortunate to have some of the world’s best and most successful brands as our clientele.

For more information, contact:

Jake Zupancic
Vice President of Sales
LightBound
731 W. Henry St., #200
Indianapolis, IN 46225
jzupancic@lightbound.net
800-844-8649

Website: https://www.lightbound.com/

Matrix Integration

Matrix Integration was founded around a central philosophy – help clients achieve their goals through the use of technology. 35 years later, this philosophy continues to guide our success, serving more than 1000 clients in more than a dozen industries nationwide.

Today our team—nearly 100 engineers, solutions architects and business professionals—advise clients ranging from global enterprises to small and mid-size organizations. We collaborate with our clients; asking questions that reveal their needs then follow through with candid, trustworthy analysis and actionable advice.

We leverage our expertise, proficiency and partner ecosystem to create solutions that address our clients’ goals. And we continue to evolve our portfolio of solutions and challenge our own business model to impact the businesses and communities we serve.

As a result, we are trusted technology advisors to countless people who rely on our team to design, implement and utilize technology to enable them to achieve success.

Our expertise includes: Data Centers, Networking, Computing, Collaboration and Managed Services.

For more information, contact:

Nathan Stallings, President
Phone: 812-634-1550
Email: nstallings@matrixintegration.com

Website: www.matrixintegration.com

Performance Services

Today’s colleges are experiencing challenging times. Budgets need to work hard. Student retention is critical. Students expect an engaging learning environment that includes internships. Faculty members expect comfortable teaching spaces. Leadership teams are under pressure to do more with less and need effective solutions in a changing and complex environment. As a high-performing building specialist and provider of behavior-based energy conservation programs, we are uniquely qualified to address your mission-critical challenges.

Energy Leadership is a cash flow positive energy conservation program designed to fund facility needs from current energy expenditures with sustainability in mind. Our holistic approach examines your challenges through a tiered impact assessment, customized based on your specific needs. The program engages student leaders and staff in a meaningful and collaborative way. Get started today with a no-cost opportunity assessment.

For more information, contact:

Tim Thoman
President and CEO
Phone: 317-819-1329
Contact via email

Website: performanceservices.com/higher-education

Ratio Architects

RATIO is an international, multidisciplinary design practice offering services in architecture, preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design + planning, and graphic design. Since our founding in 1982, the firm has partnered with a diverse list of clients and gained a wealth of experience in the education, community, life sciences, workplace, lifestyle and cultural marketplaces.

After more than 35 years, RATIO has evolved to a firm of more than 154 designers and administrative staff. The firm’s four studio locations in Indianapolis, IN; Champaign, IL; Raleigh, NC; and Chicago, IL allow our team of design professionals to cross geographic boundaries and provide a high level of architectural design excellence to clients throughout the country.

RATIO values its role in helping people connect with their community. We understand the importance of listening and know it’s the critical first step in helping to shape your design vision. We listen to your goals, values and budget and then translate that vision into a distinctive, functional solution unique to your organization.

Contact: Tim Barrick, FSMPS – Principal / Executive Vice President
Phone: 317-275-6920
Email: TBarrick@RATIOdesign.com

Website: www.ratiodesign.com

Schmidt Associates

Schmidt Associates, an architectural and engineering firm, was born on the fourth of July. Perhaps that’s why we have always nurtured a spirit of independence, originality, and wonder at what design can achieve in our world.

July of 1976, Wayne Schmidt decided to go it alone and set up an architecture practice that would be different. It would be different because it put the needs and aspirations of its clients first and center stage. It would be different because it valued every member of its growing professional team as individuals and as creators. And it would be different because it truly cared about the impact of its work on people and the world they live in.

Four decades later, we are proud that we remain different in all the regards that matter to us, to our clients, and to our community. We describe the way we work as “servant leadership”. That means we place our skills, our experience and our talents at the disposal of our clients. We help them, as their guides, to find and follow their path to the outcomes they want. We do not force them down routes that suit our purposes.

We sum up our unique approach in three phrases, distilled from everything our clients have told us across 40 years of defining, developing, and delivering good design. They say that Schmidt Associates displays Better Foresight, Better Insight, and that we are Better On-site.

For more information, contact:

Sarah Hempstead, AIA, LEED AP
CEO/Principal
Phone: 317-263-6226
Email: shempstead@schmidt-arch.com

Jean Renk
Business Development
Phone: 317-263-6226
Email: jrenk@schmidt-arch.com

Website: https://www.schmidt-arch.com

Siemens

Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation, and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions, the company plays a pioneering role. 

Contact: Scott Wood, Account Executive
Phone: 317-797-9572
Email: scott.wood@siemens.com

Website: www.siemens.com

UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is a leader in health benefits. We strive to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care, make health care more affordable, and simplify the health care experience.

Our United Culture The way forward

Integrity | Compassion | Relationships | Innovation | Performance

For more information, contact:

Ben Cole
Senior Account Executive, Key Accounts, UnitedHealthcare
Phone: 317-405-3505
Email: ben_r_cole@uhc.com
Website: www.uhc.com

UPS

United Parcel Service, Inc.: Typically referred to by the acronym UPS, is an American global package delivery company. The company delivers more than 15 million packages a day to 6.1 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. UPS is well known for its brown trucks, internally known as package cars (hence the company nickname “Brown”). UPS also operates its own airline that is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Contact: Weylin L. Stewart – Manager, Business Services Marketing
Phone: 317-727-1467
Email: wstewart@ups.com
Website: www.ups.com

ICI Multiple Employer Retirement Plan

ICI has been approached with the concept of a Multiple Employer 403(b) Retirement Plan. The MEP concept has the potential to save participating campuses money, improve fiduciary oversight, reduce administrative duties and provide more thorough plan and participant advisory services. The partners involved will be: Millennium Advisory Services, Pentegra, PlanPilot and PRM Consulting.

Millennium Advisory Services, Inc.

Millennium Advisory Services, Inc.

Paul B. Hunt, QPFC, AIF®
President
Millennium Advisory Services, Inc.
5340 Twin Hickory Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059
804-346-1040 / 877-435-2489
phunt@mcmva.com

Pentegra

Pentegra

Pete D’Angio, CFP®, CRPS
National Director of Not-for-Profit Markets
Pentegra
2 Enterprise Dr., Suite 408
Shelton, CT 06484
Ph: 914.821.9560
pete.dangio@pentegra.com

PlanPilot

PlanPilot

Mark Olsen
Managing Director
PlanPilot
223 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
p:312.973.4913
mark.olsen@planpilot.com

PRM Consulting Group

PRM Consulting Group

Michael Rhim
Principal
PRM Consulting
1814 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Ph: 202-745-3721
Michael.rhim@prmconsulting.com