CORPORATE SPONSORS

 2017-2018
(July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018)

Click the link below to access the
2017-2018 Corporate Sponsor Package

If you have any questions about sponsorship,
please contact Stan Whitlock
Tel: (404) 558-1079
Email: stan@gisaschools.org 
Thank you!

GISA truly appreciates the following Corporate Sponsors
and all they do to support our Member Schools! 

Be sure to contact them to assist you with any of their fine products and services.

 

 PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS
 ACT 200x90 ACT

ACT Tessera is an all-in-one, multifaceted solution that gives students, parents, teachers, and schools a comprehensive view of existing student social and emotional skills and strengths, as well as recommended resources and strategies to address areas that may require increased focus.

Chris (Christine) Hansen
State Lead – Georgia, Virginia, and West Virginia
Client Relations
Mobile: 319.512.8922
chris.hansen@act.org
www.ACT.org

 

 

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants


Offering a depth of industry expertise across key lines of insurance, including commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, unique  specialty program insurance, and private client services, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants is fast becoming one of the top retail insurance brokers in the U.S.  With its southeast region office (formerly The McCart Group)  based in Atlanta, 25 locations across 12 states, and corporate headquarters in San Francisco, EPIC has a nationwide presence. This year’s Business Insurance magazine ranks EPIC as the 23rd largest broker of U.S. business and is also ranked #6 in this year’s Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top P&C Brokers and Agents List.

Pete Smith, VP & Principal
pete.smith@epicbrokers.com
Tel: 678-475-5755
www.EPICbrokers.com

 Lighthouse Logo 122208 Lighthouse Counsel

Lighthouse Counsel partners with independent schools to increase mission awareness, organizational effectiveness and philanthropic support. Its core services include fundraising counsel (from campaign studies and counsel to advancement plans) and strategic planning.

Jeff Jowdy, President
jeff@lighthousecounsel.com

www.lighthousecounsel.com

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Mauldin & Jenkins is a CPA firm that specializes in serving the not-for-profit educational industry. We have provided audit, tax and consulting services since 1918. Let us help you and your school!

 

 

Aleisa Howell, Partner
ahowell@mjcpa.com
Tel: 770-980-2364
www.mjcpa.com

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Taylor Hart Odom
Senior Partnership Associate
todom@newoasisedu.com
Tel: 703-955-7340

 parker-uniforms-x300  Parker School Uniforms

Parker School Uniforms has been providing superior uniforms for 85 years. We service over 1000 schools, with 6 convenient retail locations in Georgia. We partner with our schools to create the brand they want. We do our best to be the best …. to every customer, every day.

 

Customer Service
Tel: 800-736-1511
www.parkersu.com

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Regent Ducas
President
rducas@powerwebvideos.com
Tel: 850-332-5778
www.powerwebvideos.com

 

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SchooLinguist

SchooLinguist, a cloud-based digital recording solution, assists K-12 schools in improving student communication and collaboration skills. By providing an innovative two-way platform, SchooLinguist’s provides experiential learning opportunities by allowing students to record, listen, re-listen and submit audio of any nature to teachers any time. Teachers can listen, re-listen and respond any time. And it all takes place within the same application! No extra emails or files to transfer. SchooLinguist is currently used in Foreign Language, Fine Arts, and Debate programs, but the use of SchooLinguist is limited only by your imagination.

support@schoolinguist.com
Tel:678-390-4004
www.schoolinguist.com

 SteerSmart Steer Smart
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS
Aprio-150 Aprio, LLP

Aprio is a premier CPA-led business advisory firm where thriving associates serve thriving clients. Our purpose is clear: we advise clients so that they can achieve what’s next, whatever that may be. More than just a CPA partner, we work closely with you to provide proactive advice and services that help ensure that your business operations support the growth of your school.

Justin Elanjian
Senior Manager
justin.elanjian@aprio.com
Tel: 770-353-7109
www.aprio.com

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For more information on School Programs and discounted tickets, please contact Jordan Lorino.

Jordan Lorino
Assistant, School Programs
jordan.lorino@hawks.com
Tel: 404-878-3809
www.hawks.com/schoolassist

bt Bennett Thrasher, LLP

Bennett Thrasher Technology Services offers powerful and flexible managed services that deliver the reliability and performance your school demands, as well as defend against the loss of productivity due to unplanned interruptions. We work with your to develop a technology road map and master plan customized to fit your school’s needs.

Jim Dougherty, Director
jim.dougherty@bttechnology.net
Tel:  678-672-2242
www.bttechnology.net

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Stacy Howell
Regional Director
showell.educph@gmail.com
Tel: 706-614-5469
www.cpueduglobal.com

Clark Nexsen Clark Nexsen

Our people set us apart. As architects, engineers, and planners, we inquire, challenge, and collaborate to discover transformative solutions. Our process crosses disciplines to inspire innovation. Through partnership with our clients, we develop spaces and experiences that profoundly impact those who interact with them.

Nick Vaughn
Architect / Associate
nvaughn@clarknexsen.com
Tel: 478-314-1245
www.clarknexsen.com

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Creech Roddey Watson Insurance is one of the leading independent insurance agencies specializing in all forms of insurance for Private Schools. Creech Roddey Watson Insurance strives to offer you quality coverage, a high level of professional service, and a long-term relationship.

Robbie Nalley
Agent
rnalley@crwins.com
Tel: 803-775-1168
www.crwins.com

 DonorSearch DonorSearch

Using sophisticated modeling and advanced analytics, DonorSearch provides development staff with prospect research services that help them identify, qualify, and build relationships with 30% more potential major gift donors.

Michelle Tran
Marketing Events Coordinator
michelle@donorsearch.net
Tel: 443-372-8589
www.donorsearch.net

Earth Networks

Earth Networks operates a hyperlocal network of 10,000+ climate and 1,500 lightning sensors across the U.S. that interconnect to capture real-time weather data. This intelligence can be used to enhance instruction in the classroom and in addition, keep your school informed about approaching severe weather so you can plan day-to-day operations and athletic programs accordingly.

Anna Porteus
Director, Marketing Communications
aporteus@earthnetworks.com
Tel: 301-250-4156
www.earthnetworks.com

EdwardsCo-LOGO EdwardsCo

For 30+ years, EdwardsCo has worked with independent day and boarding schools to develop and launch meaningful brand strategies, compelling communications, and beautiful design to ensure your institution STANDS OUT. We specialize in increasing demand, selectivity, and alumni engagement through exceptional educational branding and strategy, enrollment communications, and advancement communications.

Maria Kadison 
President & CEO
president@edwardsco.com
Tel:  617-651-0522
www.edwardsco.com

 

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FACTS | RenWeb
FACTS | RenWeb is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS | RenWeb offers a comprehensive suite of services that includes tuition management, financial aid assessment, a learning management system, donor management, and online application and enrollment.Jana Kane
Regional Vice President
JKane@FACTSmgt.com
Tel:  404-433-0911
www. FACTSmgt.com
Firestorm
Firestorm is the nationally recognized leader in school preparedness, crisis planning, crisis management, and consequence management. Firestorm has provided hundreds of schools support both onsite and virtually, since 2005. Preparedness is an continuous improvement process, not a budget constraint.

 

Jim Satterfield
jsatterfield@firestorm.com
Tel:  678-892-4100
www.firestorm.com

Gilbane Building Company Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction-related services — from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services — for clients across various markets. Gilbane, a family-owned company, is ranked the #1 K-12 Builder by Building Design and Construction (2016).

Brian Steed
bsteed@gilbaneco.com
Tel: 678-282-1313
www.gilbaneco.com

Joshua_Expeditions Joshua Expeditions
For 18 years we have provided global and domestic student tours that are designed to open a student’s heart through service and to expand their global worldview. Our tours include Cultural and Language Immersion, US/World History, Senior Class Adventures, Global Missions and International Student Travel.Michael Mauk, Director of Business Development
mmauk@joshuaexpeditions.org
Tel: 469-261-4376
www.joshuaexpeditions.org
magnus-health-250 Magnus Health

Magnus Health is the most innovative way to collect, track, and manage student health information.

 

Marlene Chotkowski
Digital Marketing Specialist
m.chotkowski@magnushealth.com
Tel: 609-947-3277
www.mangushealth.com

metz Metz Culinary Management

Culinary Dining & Environmental Services

 

Jack Brill
Vice-President Business Development
jbrill@metzcorp.com
Tel: 941-554-4701
www.metzculinarymanagement.com

Mills Uniforms Mills Uniform Company

 

 

Margie Sanford
Sales Director
msanford@millswear.com
Tel: 713-468-1303
www.millswear.com/about

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Our Fundraising Search
The mission of Our Fundraising Search is to assist non-profits with their fundraising needs in order for them to have a lasting impact on those they serve. Comprehensive services include: annual fund counsel, board training, capital campaign counsel, development assessment, planned giving basics, and development search. 

 

Dr. Linda McNay, Consultant
linda.mcnay@gmail.com
Tel: 404-875-6754
www.ourfundraisingsearch.com

RockRanch The Rock Ranch

The Rock Ranch is a 1500-acre ranch created by Chick-Fil-A founder, S. Truett Cathey and dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families.” The Rock Ranch hosts educational field trips, Taste the World, cultural, Middle School field trips, proms, team building, leadership retreats, Family Days events, conferences, festivals, and agritourism.

Adam Pugh
Senior Director of Marketing & Operations
adam@therockranch.com
Tel: 706-647-6374
www.therockranch.com

SchoolGrowth School Growth

School Growth is a global K-12 education training and services company that leverages learning as a competitive advantage for schools. We believe talented, energized, engaged educators change the world, and that such an ideal team can be achieved through more strategic human resources and professional development.

Tammy Barron, Senior Partner
tammy@schoolgrowth.com
Tel: 770-713-2027
www.schoolgrowth.com

 

Smith & Howard

Smith & Howard, PC
With an unusual mix of technical expertise, business savvy and private school knowledge, Smith & Howard fulfills dual roles of accountants and business advisors to private schools. Providing information and guidance on trends and fundamentals for governing and operating your organization, we can help you see the big picture, while working with you to make the best day-to-day business decisions.

Misty Olive, Marketing Coordinator
molive@smith-howard.com
Tel:  404-874-6244
www.smith-howard.com
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Southern Teachers Agency is the premier placement agency for independent schools in the South. Our mission is to help schools in the south hire talented teachers and leaders so that our member schools may offer the best possible education to their students.

 

Carey Goodman, Director
goodman@southernteachers.com
Tel: 434-295-9122
www.southernteachers.com

State Bank & Trust
State Bank is one of Georgia’s best capitalized banks, serving businesses and educational institutions in greater Atlanta and Middle Georgia with the perfect combination of high tech solutions and high touch service.Alvin Holston
alvin.holston@statebt.com
Tel:  404-266-4348
www.statebt.com
Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is designated as the “Official Ball Supplier of the GISA.”


Craig Kalb, Territory Manager
craig.kalb@wilson.com
Tel: 678-428-4489
www.wilson.com 

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

 gsfc_logo_2009 Georgia Student Finance Commission

GSFC assists Georgia student in achieving their educational goals by administering financial aid, state aid, and advocating for Georgia students. We also administer HOPE Scholarship along with other state aid.

Darryl Watson
Associate Vice-President of Outreach
darryl@gsfc.org
Tel:  404-309-5822
www.gsfc.org

SGR_logo(horiz_08) (350x65) Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Law Firm

 

Benjamin J. Brooks, Partner
bbrooks@sgrlaw.com
Tel: 404-815-3705
www.sgrlaw.com

Altera-StateBank-Web-Logo (200x82) State Bank & Trust 
State Bank is one of Georgia’s best capitalized banks, serving businesses and educational institutions in greater Atlanta and Middle Georgia with the perfect combination of high tech solutions and high touch service.
Alvin Holston
Commercial Banker
alvin.holston@statebt.com
Tel:  404-266-4348
www.statebt.com  
BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS


Event Calendar

Calendar

October 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Middle School Softball Finals
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  • 1st Day of Practice: Swim; Wrestling; Basketball
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  • SB: State Rd 1
  • LOOK @ COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DR. Linda Evans WOODWARD
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  • 3 Mini Sessions
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  • Fall Soccer Semi-Final Game 1: Oak Mtn vs LaGrange
  • Fall Soccer Semi-Final Game 2: St George's vs Brandon Hall
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  • SB: State QF
  • Middle School Cross Country Invitational
  • Fall Soccer Championship Game
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  • XC: LDCR
  • Best of Annual Fundraising 2017
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  • FB: LDCR
  • VB: State Tournament
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  • SOFTBALL: State Finals
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  • VB: All-State Selection Meeting
  • SB: All-State Selection Meeting
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  • Workshop: LOOK @ COLLEGE ADMISIONS DR ANGELA EVANS @ WESTFIELD
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  • Swim Coaches Rules Clinic & Coaches Meeting
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  • Conducting Effective Classroom Observations Workshop
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  • SOFTBALL: All-Star Game
  • XC: State Meet
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  • Georgia Society of CPAs Not-For-Profit Conference
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