NAIA NATIONAL OFFICE

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

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

Business Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST
Parking: Town Pavilion Garage at 13th and Grand

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

LEADERSHIP 

President & CEO
Jim Carr
816.595.8105
jcarr@naia.org

 

Chief Operating Officer
John Leavens
816.595.8111
jleavens@naia.org

 

VP for Campus and Conference Initiatives
Kevin Dee
816.595.8106
kdee@naia.org

 

VP for Marketing & Communications
Lynn Meredith
816.595.8147
lmeredith@naia.org

 

ADMINISTRATION

Mindy Pinkerton
Manager of Executive Services & Business Operations
816.595.8115
mpinkerton@naia.org

 

Elizabeth Rine
Controller
816.595.8131
erine@naia.org

 

Lechelle Carter
Receptionist & Mailroom Coordinator
816.595.8125
lcarter@naia.org

 

CAMPUS AND CONFERENCE INITIATIVES

Kevin Dee
VP for Campus & Conference Initiatives
816.595.8106
kdee@naia.org

Membership  criteria, application process questions

Bob Lade
Director of Officiating Initiatives
816.595.8116
blade@naia.org

 

Chesney Allen
Director of Membership Services
816.595.8114
callen@naia.org

 

CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER

Kristin Gillette
Director of Champions of Character
816.595.8104
kgillette@naia.org

NAIA character programming and partnerships,

 

Kathy Busch
Champions of Character Program Coordinator
816.595.8101
kbusch@naia.org

Local initiatives, speaker arrangements, community outreach, awards, Scorecard



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

Dustin Wilke
Championship Event Manager
for Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field, Emerging sports
816.595.8161
dwilke@naia.org

 

Jamie Adams
Championship Event Manager
Volleyball, DI Women's Basketball, Swimming & Diving, Softball, and Tennis
816.595.8129
jadams@naia.org

 

Austin Bennett
Championship Event Manager
Football, DII Men's Basketball, Wrestling, and Baseball
NAIA Showcase Director
816.595.8109
abennett@naia.org

 

Mac Stephenson
Championship Event Manager
Cross Country, Women's Soccer, DI Men's Basketball, Outdoor Track & Field
DI Men's Basketball Tickets/Event Info
816.595.8141
mstephenson@naia.org

 

Justin Glenn
Championship Event Manager
Men's Soccer, DII Women's Basketball, Men's & Women's Golf, Competitive Cheer & Dance
816.595.8122
jglenn@naia.org

 



ELIGIBILITY SERVICES

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

Courtney Felix
Director of Domestic Eligibility Services
816.595.8300
cfelix@naia.org

 

Leah McCormack
Director of International Eligibility Services
816.595.8300
lmack@naia.org

 



Amy Hocking
Manager, International Eligibility Services
816.595.8300
ahocking@naia.org

 

Danielle Wong
Manager, International Eligibility Services
816.595.8300
dwong@naia.org

 

Ellen Ramsey
Manager, Domestic Eligibility Services
816.595.8300
eramsey@naia.org 

Marc Burchard
Manager, Domestic Eligibility Services
816.595.8300
mburchard@naia.org

 

Susan Kruger
Manager, Domestic Eligibility Services
806.595.8300
skruger@naia.org

 

 

Jessica Cason
Manager, Domestic Eligiblity Services
816.595.8300
jcason@naia.org

 

 

Garrett Seelinger
Manager, International Eligibility Services
816.595.8300
gseelinger@naia.org 
Josh Bohr
Manager, Domestic Eligibility Services
816.595.8300
jbohr@naia.org

 

Taryn Dickerson
Manager, Customer Relations
816.595.8300
tdickerson@naia.org

 

Patricia Souza
International Eligibility Intern
816.595.8300
psouza@naia.org

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Tony Bybee
Director of Technology & Operations
816.595.8102
tbybee@naia.org

NAIAHelp assistance, PlayNAIA (short list) access, Champions of Character Scorecard reporting, ejection reporting, ECP software, and year-end reports

Jerry Phelps
IT Support
816.595.8113
jphelps@naia.org

 



 LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

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

Brenda Blackburn
Manager of Legislative Services
816.595.8180
bblackburn@naia.org

Hannah Harmon
Legislative Services Intern
816.595.8156
hharmon@naia.org



MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Lynn Meredith
VP for Marketing & Communications
816.595.8147
lmeredith@naia.org

Public and media relations, marketing and branding initiatives

Sue Robinson
Director of Marketing
816.595.8134
srobinson@naia.org

 

Amy Stover
Director of Events and Corporate Marketing
816.595.8117
astover@naia.org

Convention, Sponsorship fulfillment, Licensing, Ball Adoptions

Angela Crawford
Manager of Marketing & Communications
Eligibility Center
816.595.8117
acrawford@naia.org

 

Jeff Jenkins
Digital Marketing Manager
816.595.8139
jjenkins@naia.org

 

Emma Mrkonic
Marketing Intern
816.595.8128
emrkonic@naia.org

 

SPONSORSHIPS & DEVELOPMENT

Michael Brooks
Director of Strategic Partnerships
816.595.8110
mbrooks@naia.org

 

 

 



SPORTS INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS

Sports news, ratings/statistics, records, research, reporting through NAIA-SIDHelp, DakStats Web Sync, live streaming, video, broadcast rights, 

Chad Waller
Director of Communications & Sports Information
816.595.8119
cwaller@naia.org

 

Alan Grosbach
Manager of Communications & Sports Information 
816.595.8120
agrosbach@naia.org