National Office
The NAIA is based in the Bonfils Building located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, MO.

National Office

1200 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816.595-8000
Rules Hotline: 816.595-8180
Fax: 816.595-8200

Business Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5 pm Central

Parking: closest public parking is Town Pavilion garage at 13th and Grand.
Directions from MapQuest

NAIA ELIGIBILITY CENTER  816.595-8300 | ecinfo@naia.org

NAIA Eligibility Center Offices — The NAIA Eligibility Center staff is dedicated to determining eligibility for students who are first-time NAIA participants either from high school or through transfer.

1200 Grand Blvd., Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816.595-8300
Fax: 816.595-8301
Email: ecinfo@naia.org

Transcript & Fee Waiver Confirmation Address
NAIA Eligibility Center
P.O. Box 15340
Kansas City, MO 64106

Business Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5 pm Central

Staff

President & CEO

Jim Carr

Chief Operating Officer

John Leavens

Vice President for Conference and Campus Initiatives

Kevin Dee

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Lynn Meredith

JOIN THE NAIA, MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES

Membership  criteria, application process questions
     Kevin Dee, Vice President for Conference and Campus Initiatives | 816.595.8106

PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS

Public and media relations, marketing and branding initiatives, logo usage, style guide
     Lynn Meredith, Vice President for Marketing and Communications | 816.595.8147

 

 NAIAHelp ASSISTANCE

NAIAHelp includes institutional staff lists, PlayNAIA (short list) access, Champions of Character Scorecard reporting, ejection reporting, ECP software, year-end reports. 
      Tony Bybee, Director of Technology and Operations | 816.595.8102

 

SPORTS INFORMATION

Sports news, ratings/statistics, records, research
       
Chad Waller, Director of Communications & Sports Information | 816.595.8119

Reporting through NAIA-SIDHelp, DakStats Web Sync
     Chad Waller, Director of Communications & Sports Information | 816.595.8119

Live streaming, video, broadcast rights
     Chad Waller, Director of Communications & Sports Information | 816.595.8119

Media/Sports Info for Softball, Basketball, Men's Division I and Division II, Men's Soccer, Track and Field
     Chad Waller, Director of Communications & Sports Information | 816.595.8119

Media/Sports Info
for Basketball, Women's Division I, Football, Women's Golf, Volleyball, Baseball, Wrestling
     Alan Grosbach, Manager, Communications & Sports Information | 816.595.8120

Media/Sports Info
for Basketball, Women's Division II, Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Women's Soccer, Men's Golf'
   Chad Waller, Director of Communications & Sports Information | 816.595.8119


 

ELIGIBILITY AND LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

Questions about NAIA Eligibility Center determinations and NAIA eligibility and transfer rules
ELIGIBILITY SERVICES HOTLINE 816.595.8300

Questions about exceptional ruling requests, medical hardship requests, eligibility interpretations and rules from the NAIA Official/ Policy Handbook
LEGISLATIVE SERVICES HOTLINE: 816.595.8180

Matt Hanson, Director of Eligibility and Legislative Services
Chesney Allen, Manager of Legislative Services
Susan Kruger, Manager of Eligibility Services

 

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

Convention, registration, exhibitors
      Amy Stover, Manager of Marketing Services and Convention | 816.595.8117

Membership cards
      Tony Bybee, Director of Technology and Operations | 816.595.8102

CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER

NAIA charactter programming and  partnerships
      Kristin Gillette, Director of Champions of Character | 816.595.8104

Local initiatives, speaker arrangements, community outreach programs, awards, Scorecard
      Kathy Busch, Coordinator | 816.595.8101

SPONSORSHIPS, ADVERTISING, DEVELOPMENT

Sponsorships and development
      Eric Chapman, Director of Development | 816.595.8121
      Michael Brooks, Manager of Development & Corporate Sponsorships  816.595.8110

Sponsorship fulfillment, Licensing, Ball Adoptions
      Amy Stover, Manager of Marketing Services and Convention | 816.595.8117

ADMINISTRATION & ACCOUNTING

Administration & Finance 
      Kevin Dee, Vice President for Conference and Campus Initiatives | 816.595.8106

Controller
      Elizabeth Rine, 816.595.8131
Receptionist
      
Lechelle  Carter, 816.595.8125

CHAMPIONSHIPS SPORTS

Championship Host Bid Process, Merchandise Program, Declaration of Intent to Participate, Postseason Tournament Plans

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143

Emerging Sports

Dustin Wilke | 816.595.8161

Baseball, Championship Event Manager

Austin Bennett | 816.595.8109

Basketball, Men's Division I, Championship Event Manager

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143 

Basketball, Men's Division II, Championship Event Manager

Austin Bennett | 816.595.8109

Basketball, Women's Division I, Championship Event Manager

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Basketball, Women's Division II, Championship Event Manager

Justin Glenn | 816.595.8122

Cross Country, Championship Event Manager

Mac Stephenson | 816.595.8141

Football, Championship Event Manager

Austin Bennett | 816.595.8109

Golf, Men's, Championship Event Manager

Justin Glenn | 816.595.8122

Golf, Women's, Championship Event Manager

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143

Soccer, Men, Championship Event Manager

Justin Glenn | 816.595.8122

Soccer, Women, Championship Event Manager

Nate Byarlay | 816.595.8139

Softball, Championship Event Manager

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Swimming and Diving, Championship Event Manager

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Tennis, Championship Event Manager

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Track and Field, Indoor, Championship Event Manager

Dustin Wilke | 816.595.8161

Track and Field, Outdoor, Championship Event Manager

Mac Stephenson | 816.595.8141

Volleyball, Championship Event Manager

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Wrestling, Championship Event Manager

Austin Bennett | 816.595.8109

COUNCILS & COMMITTEES LIAISONS

Athletics Directors Association (ADA)

Justin Glenn | 816.595-8122

Conduct and Ethics

Matt Hanson | 816.595-8180

Conference Commissioners Association (CCA)

Kevin Dee | 816.595-8106

Council of Presidents (COP)

Mindy Pinkerton | 816.595-8115

Faculty Athletics Representatives Association (FARA)

Chesney Allen | 816.595-8180

Gender  Equity Committee (GEC)

Jamie Adams | 816.595-8129

National Administrative Council (NAC)

Dustin Wilke | 816.595-8161

National Coordinating Committee (NCC)

Matt Hanson | 816.595-8180

National Eligibility Committee (NEC)

Matt Hanson | 816.595-8180