CORPORATE SPONSORS

 2018-2019
(July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019)

Click the link below to access the
2018-19 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 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

Athletic Junction Athletic Junction, LLC

Athletic Junction provides an online event platform to enhance the branding of scholastic and athletic events. They provide apparel and branded merchandise for all scholastic and athletic partners.

 

Michael Parker, President
mvp@athleticjunction.com
Tel:  407-765-5497
www.athleticjunction.com

Berkshire Hathaway Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies is dedicated to being the best Workers Compensation company. We provide compassionate care to injured workers, and access to effective, time treatment and support. The combined strengths of our specialized, in-house service teams, tailored risk management services, return-to-work programs, proactive claim management and fraud prevention, help contribute to our superior claim outcomes, and set us apart from the competition.

Ty Watt
Marketing Manager
twatt@bhhc.com
Tel: 678-642-4500
www.bhhc.com

 

EPIC Brokers

 

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

Joffe Emergency Services Joffe Emergency Services

Everything your school needs to remain safe from one-on-one consulting and program improvement to full-time health aides and training. We even offer full-time security guard service. We support schools by empowering and equipping them to respond to any emergency.

Chris Joffe, CEO
chris@joffeemergencyservices.com
Tel: 310-663-0703
www.joffeemergencyservices.com

 Lighthouse Counsel 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

Mauldin & Jenkins Mauldin & Jenkins, CPAs

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

Over Under

GISA Official Lifestyle Brand & Official Clothing Sponsor of GISA Clay Target Championships

 

Bryan Horn
Owner / President
Tel:  (904) 619-0577
www.overunderclothing.com

Power Web Videos Power Web Videos

Power Web Videos produces short content marketing videos to be placed throughout a school’s website and other social media channels to increase recognition and enrollment. We write, shoot, edit and provide all post-production work to ensure each video meets the strategic needs of the school. We consult on video distribution.

Regent Ducas
President
rducas@powerwebvideos.com
Tel: 972-322-9184
www.powerwebvideos.com 

 

SchooLinguist

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

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS
A3 Communications A3 Communications, Inc.

With six offices across the Southeast, A3 Communications is one of America’s fastest growing systems integrators. Founded in 1990, A3 provides a broad range of IT and physical security solutions, including: IP video surveillance; access control; enterprise networking; structured cabling; electrical services; unified communications; network security; managed IT services; virtualization; storage and audio/visual solutions. Their highly certified and experienced staff offers comprehensive support and maintenance available 24×7.

Hunter Thornton
Vice President of Sales
hthornton@a3communications.com
Tel:  888-809-1473 Option 1
www.a3communications.com

Aprio 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

Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are proud to offer school programs to benefit the schools and students of GISA. From Spirit Nights to incentives, there are many ways to get your school in the game this season!

Visit hawks.com/schoolprograms to learn more!

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

BT Technology Services 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

Center for the Collaborative Classroom Center for the Collaborative Classroom

Collaborative Classroom, a nonprofit organization, improves the school experience of children across the globe by providing teachers with engaging curricula and ongoing professional learning that support the academic as well as the social and emotional development of the students we all service.

Dr. Janet Cumbee
Educational Consultant

jcumbee@collaborativeclassroom.org
Tel:  256-872-8888
www.collaborativeclassroom.org 

Chapman Coyle Chapman Chapman Coyle Chapman Architects

Chapman Coyle Chapman has specialized in Private Education and Campus Planning for over 35 years. We approach every client as a unique design opportunity to create a campus and learning environment which reflects each programs unique philosophy, mission and vision. Our goal is to “listen,” “create,” and “guide.”

Michael Mascheri, Jr.
Principal

mascherim@cccaarchitects.com
Tel:  678-569-7712
www.cccaarchitects.com

The Clorox Company The Clorox Company

Manufacturers of cleaning and disinfecting hard surface products.

Tom Weyand
Customer Service
tw@mwsales.net
Tel: 404-754-9981
www.cloroxprofessional.com

The College Board - SAT The College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Each year, The College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy.

Brandi Sabb
Senior Director, State & District Partnerships
bsabb@collegeboard.org
Tel:  770-225-4041
www.collegeboard.org

Creech Roddey Watson Insurance Creech Roddey Watson Insurance

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

DonorSearch provides more accurate and comprehensive data to help non-profits achieve better fundraising results. Headed by industry veterans, DonorSearch is a leading provider of prospect screening and research to non-profits involved in education, the arts, the environment and many other missions. Using information from 25 databases and proprietary modeling based on back testing of over 4 million records, DonorSearch helps clients find the best philanthropic prospects.

Bill Tedesco
CEO
info@donorsearch.net
Tel: 410-670-7880
www.donorsearch.net

Earth Networks Earth Networks

For over 25 years, Earth Networks has been TAKING THE PULSE OF THE PLANET. We help schools mitigate financial, operational and human risk by providing environmental intelligence from the world’s largest hyperlocal weather network.

Richard Osuagwu
Marketing Manager
rosuagwu@earthnetworks.com
Tel: 301-250-4208
www.earthnetworks.com

 

FACTS Management

FACTS Management

FACTS Management is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS Management 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

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

Flynn O'Hara Uniforms Flynn O’Hara Uniforms

Flynn O’Hara Uniforms is the largest privately-owned supplier and retailer of high-quality school uniforms, gym wear, and medical attire in the United States. Since 1972 we have remained family owned-and-operated, providing industry leading quality and customer support to over half a million students each year. We are honored to be a sponsor of Georgia Independent School Association!

Eireann Flynn
VP Sales & Marketing

eflynn@flynnohara.com
Tel: 215-637-4600
www.flynnohara.com

Georgia Center for Civic Engagement Georgia Center for Civic Engagement

We exist to educate and equip students to become productive citizens through opportunities to interact with government as well as historical places. Our strategy is learning by doing.

Randell E. Trammell, EdD
Chief Executive Officer
randell@georgiacivics.org
Tel: 770-455-9622
www.georgiacivics.org

HPS Purchasing Group HPS Group Purchasing

Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) to lower costs on everything from food to office supplies to building materials.

Bob Morris
Director of Business Development
bob.morris@healthcareprocurement.com
Tel:  770-953-3026
www.grouppurchasingpower.com

Invictus Consulting Invictus Consulting, LLC

Experts at evaluating security risks to your school, our goal is to help safeguard your most valuable resources and assets. We provide emergency planning, business continuity planning, systems design and engineering, security management, and OSHA audits and training.

Dan Stephens, Partner
Director of Tactical Division

dstephens@invcts.com
Tel:  678-894-4408
www.invictusconsulting.com

Metz Culinary Management 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

For three generations, Mills Uniform Company has delivered stylish uniforms and consistently superior quality and service to the nation’s finest schools. We specialize in creating programs that reflect our schools’ identities and we source the highest quality products through our production facilities and our domestic and international partner suppliers.

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

Morris & Templeton Insurance Morris & Templeton Insurance

Morris & Templeton Insurance is a Trusted Choice Independent agency dedicated to property and casualty risk management and insurance solutions. We have developed a consortium program for property and casualty insurance for GISA schools to address their complex needs.

Chris Templeton, VP
Brooks Zeigler, VP
ct@morristempleton.com
brooks@morristempleton.com
Tel:  912-344-4549 / 912-704-6520
www.morristempleton.com

 New Oasis International Education New Oasis International Education

New Oasis International Education is dedicated to recruiting students and transforming education by providing innovative support to schools, students, and families within our network. We partner with leading day schools throughout the United States to aid the growth of their international student program within their school and local community.

Taylor Odom
Program Manager
todom@newoasisedu.com
Tel: 703-955-7340
www.newoasisedu.com

Our Fundraising Search 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

Payscape Payscape

Payscape provides school administration with financial technologies that allow them to accept payments, streamline their business, and increase cash flow.”

Our dedication to payment technology and industry innovation is consistent; our mission is clear: to make it simple for schools to collect money. Whether you accept credit cards at your school store, process payments on your mobile phone, operate camps and programs using an online registration software, or accept and track online donations, Payscape offers financial products and services guaranteed to satisfy your cash flow needs.

Amanda Gross
Account Manager
amanda.gross@payscape.com
Tel:  404-445-7794
www.payscape.com

School Growth 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

 

SG Contracting, Inc.

 

SG Contracting, Inc.

SG Contracting is an Atlanta-based general contracting and construction management company. Our principals and employees have extensive project experience collectively spanning over a century in several markets throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Our accomplishments include the construction of high profile education projects throughout the metro Atlanta area — earning us the reputation for world-class quality and excellence.

Sachin Shailendra
President
sachins@sgcontractinginc.com
Tel:  404-591-6700 Ext 226
www.sgcontractinginc.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

Southeastern Security Professionals, LLC Southeastern Security Professionals, LLC

Our Mission is to provide our clients a safe and secure workplace through reliable, thoughtful, timely services and solutions. We provide consulting, engineering, installation, service and systems integration for organizations seeking a business partner to provide security and life safety needs. We leverage our industry experiences and understanding of technologies to deliver the right solutions to our clients.

Rodney Holder
Business Development

rholder@sspro.biz
Tel:  404-326-0329
www.sspro.biz

Southern Teachers Agency Southern Teachers Agency

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

Team Assure Team Assure

Over the past 35 years, Team Assure has evolved to be one of the leading full-service insurance companies, specializing in zero-deductible student athlete insurance. Our mission is clear: to deliver quality programs and insurance products to our clients with a high level of service, responding to the challenges of the client’s needs and budget. And to work towards earning lasting relationships built on a foundation of honesty, integrity, and trust.

Dax Anderson
President
dax@teamassure.net
Tel: 334-395-8000
www.teamassure.net

Vypin VYPIN, LLC

Silent Alert System for School Safety

 

Mitch Bernet, CEO
mbernet@vypin.com
Tel:  404-630-7188
https://vypin.com/silentsos-2/

Wilson 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

Columns Fundraising Columns Fundraising

Columns Fundraising is a team of highly experienced development professionals dedicated to using their broad base of knowledge and decades of experience to support the mission of your charitable organization.

Your mission is to change the lives of those you serve. Our mission is to support you in that imporant work.

Wesley K. Wicker, Principal & Partner
wes@columnsfundraising.com
Amanda K. Willis, Consultant
amanda@columnsfundraising.com
Tel:  404-213-4446
www.columnsfundraising.com

eREC findeREC, Inc.


eREC makes it easy for families to keep emergency contact information up to date, within one secure location and readily accessible when needed. eREC is an emergency preparedness site that allows schools (childcare, K-12 & colleges), doctors, employers/groups, and emergency personnel to access those most important in the time of need, using the families’ eREC ID, via the Internet or call center.

 

Mary Granison, Owner
marygranison@find-erec.com
Tel:  404-806-9540
www.findeREC.com

 Georgia Student Finance Commission 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

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

To better serve our clients, SGR offers a wide range of practice areas within the major corporate legal disciplines.

Experienced lawyers can be drawn from any of our practice groups to provide targeted solutions to the many facets of complex issues, transactions or disputes.

 

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

State Bank 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
 

 

Veritas Collaborative

Veritas Collaborative

Veritas Collaborative is a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, with locations in Durham, NC, Atlanta, GA, and Richmond, VA. Veritas provides a range of services for individuals ages 8 and older, including inpatient, acute residential, partial hospitalzation, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care.

Tracy Falzarano
Marketing Assistant
tracy.falzarano@veritascollaborative.com
Tel: 919-370-8675
www.veritascollaborative.com

 

Event Calendar

Calendar

November 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Softball: All-Star Game 6 pm
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  • Heads' Business Meetings
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  • GISA Annual Conference-ATLANTA
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  • 1st Rd State Football Play-Offs
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  • Basketball; Wrestling; Swimming: 1st Regular Season Game/Meet Allowed
  • GISA Annual Conference - South GA
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  • AA State One-Act Play
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  • AAA State One-Act Play
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  • Football: Quarter-Finals
17
  • MS Competition Cheer EOS Meet
  • State Competition Cheer Meet
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  • Football: State Semi-Finals
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  • Clay Target Sports: End of Regular Season
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  • WORKSHOP: Best Practices in Writing Instruction
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  • Football: State FINALS

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