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  | Toll free: 866.881-6242 | 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
Toll free: 866.881-6242
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

Senior Vice President for Membership and Character Initiatives

Lori Thomas

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
     Lori Thomas, Senior VP for Membership and Character Initiatives | 816.595.8118

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, Volleyball, Track and Field
     Chad Waller, Director of Communications & Sports Information | 816.595.8119

Media/Sports Info
for Basketball, Women's Division I, Football, Men's Golf, Women's Soccer, 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, Men's Soccer, Women's Golf
      Sam Knehans, Communications & Sports Information Intern, 816.595.8128


 

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

Character initiatives
      Lori Thomas, Senior Vice President for Membership and Character Initiatives | 816.595.8118 

NAIA programming and  partnerships
      Kristin Gillette, Director | 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

Human Resources, Internship programs
      Lori Thomas, Senior Vice President for Membership | 816.595.8118
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

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Baseball, Sport Manager

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143

Basketball, Men's Division I, Sport Manager

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143 

Basketball, Men's Division II, Sport Manager

Austin Bennett | 816.595.8109

Basketball, Women's Division I, Sport Manager

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Basketball, Women's Division II, Sport Manager

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143

Cross Country, Sport Manager

Dustin Wilke | 816.595.8161

Football, Sport Manager

Austin Bennett | 816.595.8109

Golf, Men's, Sport Manager

Kristin Gillette | 816.595.8104

Golf, Women's, Sport Manager

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143

Soccer, Men, Sport Manager

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143

Soccer, Women, Sport Manager

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143

Softball, Sport Manager

Austin Bennett | 816.595.8109

Swimming and Diving, Sport Manager

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Tennis, Sport Manager

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Track and Field, Indoor, Sport Manager

Dustin Wilke | 816.595.8161

Track and Field, Outdoor, Sport Manager

Dustin Wilke | 816.595.8161

Volleyball, Sport Manager

Jamie Adams | 816.595.8129

Wrestling, Sport Manager

Eric Olson | 816.595.8143

COUNCILS & COMMITTEES LIAISONS

Athletics Directors Association (ADA)

Austin Bennett | 816.595-8109

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)

Eric Olson | 816.595-8143

National Coordinating Committee (NCC)

Matt Hanson | 816.595-8180

National Eligibility Committee (NEC)

Matt Hanson | 816.595-8180