CORPORATE SPONSORS

 2019-2020
(July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020)

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, INC.

www.act.org

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
(407) 765-5497
www.athleticjunction.com

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESTATE CO.

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies is dedicated to being the best Workers Compensation company. We provide compassionate care to injured workers, and access to effective, timely 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 contribut to our superior claim outcomes, and set us apart from the competition.

Ty Watt
Marketing Manager
twatt@bhhc.com
(678) 642-4500
www.bhhc.com

EPIC INSURANCE BROKERS & CONSULTANTS

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has nationwide presence with 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 is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty, and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

Pete Smith
Vice-President & Principal
pete.smith@epicbrokers.com
(678) 475-5755
www.epicbrokers.com

FORWARD DATAWORKS

After spending 20 years as an independent school educator, we now focus on helping schools achieve clarity in decision-making by using analytics to support administrators in making data-driven conclusions. Expertise spans the entirety of the independent school paradigm: institutional advancement, admissions, college counseling, and strategic plans. We are poised to analyze and answer questions that arise in pedagogy, school administration, and school communities

James Riley
Owner
james@fwdataworks.com
(813) 285-3742
www.fwdataworks.com

INVICTUS CONSULTING, LLC

Invictus Consulting is in the business of controlling risk. Everything we do, from risk analysis to mock OSHA audits to drilling, has our overarching goal in mind – to create a safter environment. Our long-term vision is where all work environments are safe places to work, where employees feel secure, and where there are safety protocols solidly in place, drilled regularly, and understood by everyone.

Dan Stephens
President
dstephens@invcts.com
(678)894-4408
www.invictusconsulting.com

LIGHTHOUSE COUNSEL

Lighthouse Counsel partners with respected nonprofits to develop and implement strategies that increase mission awareness, organizational effectiveness and philanthropic support.

Jeff Jowdy
President
jeff@lighthousecounsel.com
(706) 543-0865
www.lighthousecounsel.com

MAULDIN & JENKINS, CPA’s

Mauldin & Jenkins is a full-service accounting firm specializing in the educational nonprofit industry. As auditing, compliance, and 990 tax preparation and planning experts, we understand there is more to business than just the bottom line — it’s about helping people and improving communities. We are committed to supporting the causes of nonprofits by employing a group of professionals who specialize in the educational not-for-profit industry.

Aleisa Howell
Partner
ahowell@mjcpa.com
(770)980-2364
www.mjcpa.com

METZ CULINARY MANAGEMENT

Culinary Dining & Environmental Services

 

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

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 need of the school. We consult on video distribution.

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

SchooLinguist

A cloud-based digital recording solution assists K-12 schools in improving student communication and collaboration skills. How can you use SchooLinguist in your school? 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.

www.schoolinguist.com

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
(678) 428-4489
www.wilson.com 

ZELIFF & WATSON

Serving the legal needs of Georgia businesses, Gina is often referred by her clients as their outside “in-house” counsel. She is retained to provide daily advice on issues such as labor and employment laws and regulations, landlord-tenant relations, contract drafting and review, and corporate formation and compliance. Gina also assists clients with their civil litigation needs in pursuing or defending claims.

Gina Lindekugel
Attorney
gina@zwdefense.com
www.zwdefense.com/attorney-profiles/gina-lindekugel/

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS
APRIO, LLP

Since 1952, clients throughout the U.S. and across more than 40 countries have trusted Aprio for guidance on how to achieve what’s next. As a premier, CPA-led professional services firm, Aprio delivers advisory, assurance, tax and private client services to build value, drive growth, manage risk and protect wealth. With proven expertise and genuine care, Aprio serves non-profit organizations, individuals and businesses, from promising startups to market leaders alike.

Justin Elanjian
justin.elanjian@aprio.com
(770) 353-5345
www.aprio.com

ATHENS MICRO

Athens Micro has been a premier leader in the information technology services field since 1983. Our staff can assist your school with anything from cabling and network infrastructure to deploying new software, hardware and cloud solutions. Through our highly proactive unlimited support plan, our company aims to simplify your IT experience and save you money.

Daniel Zezulka
Account Executive
dzezulka@athensmicro.com
(706) 354-5768
www.athensmicro.com

BE THE VOICE®

Be THE Voice® provides schools with a unique character building initiative using real life experiences to help students understand the power of the bystander. Our innovative approach directs students to bypass the bully and support the target allowing them to make a difference in a safe and non-confrontational way.

Debbie Cwalina
Executive Director
btvofchange@gmail.com
(404) 252-2588
www.be-the-voice.org

THE BUDD GROUP

For over 50 years, The Budd Group has developed and executed facility solutions for clients in education, medical, government, corporate, manufacturing, commercial, retail, religious and hospitality facilities. Because our solutions are carefully customized to the needs of each customer and facility, the following provides only a sample of our capabilities. Whatever your facility needs, contact us today and let us develop a customer solution for you.

Amber Wooten
Sales & Marketing Support Specialist
awooten@buddgroup.com
(336) 409-8406
www.buddgroup.com

CENTER FOR THE COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOM

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

Dr. Janet Cumbee
Educational Consultant
jcumbee@collaborativeclassroom.org
(256) 872-8888
www.collaborativeclassroom.org

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
(678) 569-7712
www.cccaarchitects.com

COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

CEI is an AV company that provides the following services and technologies:
Audio Video Consulting; Audio Video Engineering; Audio Video Installation; Audio Video Repair; Audio Video System Design; Audio Video Construction Services and Security Cameras

Rodney Holder
President
rodneyholder@ceiav.com
(404) 248-9991
www.ceiav.com

ENTEK

HVAC company servicing Southeast for all mechanical and building automation services. We perform service, maintenance, repair, retrofit and installation of HVAC equipment and building automation systems.

Tina Mershon
Senior Sales Account Manager
tmershon@entek-inc.com
(678) 758-5958
www.entek-inc.com

ETHOS

Ethos is a virtual school, provided by Greater Atlanta Christian School, designed to transform online education through engagement. We partner with schools to expand their own course offerings in a cost-effective way, while providing increased value to their students.

Josh Thomason
Executive Director
jthomason@ethosschool.org
(770) 243-2213
www.ethosschool.org

FACTS MANAGEMENT

FACTS is committed to making educational dreams possible through service and technology. FACTS serves more than three million students and families at over 11,500 schools, and manages $9 billion in tuition funds annually. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, a student information system, payment administration and processing, financial needs assessment, and online admissions/enrollment solutions.

Jana Kane
Regional Vice President
JKane@FACTSmgt.com
(404) 433.0911
www.FACTSmgt.com

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
(215) 637-4600
www.flynnohara.com

FUJITSU AMERICA, INC.

Fujitsu America is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider for organizations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including high-quality Client Computing Devices featuring Intel® Core™ Processors. Be it LIFEBOOK® Notebooks, STYLISTIC® Tablets, or other client computing devices, these offerings can be configured to your individual needs.

Nick Agnew
nicholas.agnew@fujitsu.com
(312) 718-3600
www.fujitsu.com/us

HPS GROUP PURCHASING

Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) to lower costs on everything from food to supplies to building materials. Achieve double-digit savings on products you buy every day — foodservice, housekeeping, office supplies and business equipment, facilities (maintenance, repair and operations), administrative and human resources.

Bob Morris
Director of Business Development
bob.morris@healthprocurement.com
(770) 953-3026
www.grouppurchasingpower.com

J.F. SMITH GROUP, INC.

The J.F. Smith Group is a fundraising project management firm that assists with advancement assessments, feasibility studies and capital campaigns across the country. Our mission is to enable our clients to fulfill their dreams through a unique, educational, professionally-directed development partnership.

Jerry F. Smith
President / CFO
jerrysmith@jfsg.com
(334) 502-5374
www.jfsg.com

MAGNUS HEALTH

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

Rich Hopewell
Director of Client Success & Partnerships
r.hopewell@magnushealthportal.com
(610) 505-1053
http://magnushealth.com

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
(713) 468-1303
www.millswear.com/about

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.

Linda W. McNay, Ph.D.
Consultant
linda.mcnay@gmail.com
(404) 895-5942
www.ourfundraisingsearch.com

SCHOOL GROWTH

Whether your goal is to increase enrollment, fundraising, academic quality, board performance, campus safety, or all of the above, you’ve come to the right place. We grow schools and the people who have the courage to lead them. We do this through organizational audits, professional development, and consulting (design) services.

Scott E. Barron
Founder & CEO
innovate@schoolgrowth.com
(855) 444-7698
www.schoolgrowth.com

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
(404) 591-6700 Ext 226
www.sgcontractinginc.com

SMITH & HOWARD

With the unusal 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
Senior Marketing Coordinator
molive@smith-howard.com
(404) 974-6244
www.smith-howard.com

SOUTHEASTERN SECURITY PROFESSIONALS, LLC

K-12 and upper education campuses meet and exceed security and life safety expectations with the technical expertise offered by SSP. Access control and smart cards for security and debit and video surveillance and virtual guarding keep students, visitors and personnel safe. Thorough, one-on-one consultations address everything from communications to lockdowns and active shooter scenarios.

(888) 540-0175
www.sspro.biz

SOUTHERN TEACHERS AGENCY

Southern Teachers Agency is the premier placement agency for independent schools in the South.

Carey Goodman
Director
goodman@southernteachers.com
(434) 295-9122
www.southernteachers.com

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS

GEORGIA STUDENT FINANCE COMMISSION

GSFC is proud of its long history of helping students access higher education by providing financial aid options and programs to make college more affordable.

As the state’s single higher education finance agency, our mission is to promote and increase access to education for Georgians. We accomplish this by administering numerous scholarship, grant, and student loan programs and providing outreach and education services statewide.

https://gsfc.georgia.gov

SchoolAdmin

Spend time on what matters.
Recruit. Admit. Enroll. Retain.
Admissions & enrollment management software to help independent schools thrive.

Cassandra Breeding
Marketing Associate
cassandra@schooladmin.com
(512) 524-2133
www.schooladmin.com

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS
 

 

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 hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care.

Tracy Falzarano
Marketing Assistant
tracy.falzarano@veritascollaborative.com
(919) 370-8675
www.veritascollaborative.com

 

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