Business Member Directory

The following companies are ACCCA Business Members. These companies assist the Association through their support of our events and activities throughout each year.  ACCCA members are encouraged to find out more about these valuable resources for services and products for their campuses.

Member Benefit Partners

Alliant International University
Johnna Sangster, AVP of Partnership Development

Alliant prepares life-long leaders to be agents of change, improving the lives of people in their communities and around the world. We’re proud to offer in-person and online programs that prepare you to pursue your personal and professional goals. ACCCA members are eligible for a 10% tuition savings for all Alliant programs. For program information and/or to discuss professional development opportunities for your college please contact, or visit

Schools First Federal Credit Union
Diana Kot, Marketing Manager Member Acquisition
2115 N Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706-2613

We believe school employees—as well as the educational community and credit unions as a whole—deserve our active support. Scholarships and grants made by SchoolsFirst FCU and the Education Foundation for Orange County Schools help students and teachers finance their education and create enriching classroom programs. Our Legislative Advocacy ensures you understand proposed laws that affect you as a credit union Member, and how you can communicate with legislators on issues that are important to you. Grassroots outreach efforts have the greatest impact on legislators, and can help us have a voice in both Washington, D.C. and Sacramento. 

Business Members


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Keesha Clark, Marketing Specialist
12800 Center Court Drive, Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 653-3200

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is a full-service law firm with 140 attorneys in seven offices throughout California. With over 30 years of uncompromising commitment to high quality legal work and providing consistently practical management solutions to our clients, AALRR has earned a reputation as one of California’s leading law firms. We represent both private and public sector clients, with emphasis in the areas of employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, general business and business litigation, corporate, taxation, bankruptcy and immigration.

A Kennedy Group
Ann Kennedy, President
59867 Cascadel Drive North
North Fork, CA 93643
Phone: (559) 877-7800

A Kennedy Group is a well-respected consulting firm that specializes in providing bond program management, fiscal accountability, fund tracking and reporting services to its clients. A Kennedy Group implements web-based technologies and has become known for its expertise and success in cloud reporting services. For more information, visit our website

Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs
Nancy Anderson, Senior Director of Member Services
16550 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 677-2012

ASCIP is a full service, member owned, non-profit JPA offering all lines of insurance, plus loss prevention, risk management and training programs. For more information, please visit our website

Burnham Benefits
Melanie Shukert Thomas, Senior Vice President | Partner
2211 Michelson Drive, Suite 1200
Irvine, CA 92612
Direct: (949) 252-4515 

Burnham Benefits is a privately held employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm headquartered in Irvine, California with seven additional locations across the western US. Founded in 1995 by current President and CEO Kristen Allison, Burnham is among the largest brokerage firms in the state to specialize in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services. Burnham has cultivated steady, strategic growth — an average 22 percent gross revenue growth year-over-year for 10 straight years; over 500 clients (retention rate exceeding industry averages); over 90 employees—continuing our consistent growth trajectory.
Community College employers require a sophisticated approach in employee benefits consulting. Faced with budget constraints, competition for employees, and union considerations, you need a consultant experienced in helping employers navigate the complex world of benefits – one who can improve plan satisfaction and performance, and a firm not tied to any pool or specific insurance carrier.  We’d love to get to know you and be a resource for you and your team.

California Casualty
Auto & Home Insurance 
Roxanne Dean, Assistant Vice President
700 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 570
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: (310) 375-1614
California Casualty's auto and home insurance products are offered only to ACCCA as a member benefit for many years providing the highest quality personal insurance products available in the marketplace. ACCCA members receive special group rates with extra benefits, such as, waving your comprehensive deductible for vandalism to your vehicle while parked at school. Computer coverage is also extended from your home insurance policy up to $3000 at home or school. California Casualty provides a Review Panel Process for ACCCA to ensure member satisfaction. A complete range of Auto and Home insurance policies are available, including Earthquake, Umbrella Liability and Non Standard Auto. For more information or a rate quotation, call us toll free at 866-680-5142 or go online at

514 North 3rd Street, Suite 203
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 244-2700

eLumen offers a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that uniquely enables collection, management and reporting of per student, per course outcomes assessment data. We enable academic institutions to gain enriched insights from outcomes.

Deborah Shepley, Director, Higher Education
500 S.Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 243-8828

Gensler is a global design firm, with 44 offices and 3,500 employees worldwide. Gensler helps clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965, Gensler has deep expertise in design and architecture across 20 practices, including commercial office buildings, professional services, retail, aviation, planning and urban design, entertainment and hospitality, sports stadia and education facilities. The firm also holds practices focusing on brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, and has recently invested in consulting for real estate workplace and sustainable design.

Keenan & Associates
Sue Vogt, Associate Vice President
2355 Crenshaw Blvd, Suite 200
Torrance, CA 90510
Phone: (916) 859-7160 ext. 4161
Keenan is the largest privately held insurance brokerage/consulting firm in California. Keenan’s innovative solutions provide high quality, cost-effective insurance, employee benefits, and financial services. We specialize in proprietary programs for public agencies and healthcare organizations. Our expertise in risk management, claims services, and technology consistently exceeds customer expectations.

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Cynthia Weldon, Director of Marketing and Training
6033 West Century Blvd, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 981-2055
With offices in Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco and San Diego, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore provides general counsel, labor, litigation advice, management training and assistance to community college districts in all matters pertaining to education law and employment relations, including business, construction, and facilities issues, both transactional and legal.  Members of the Firm have firsthand experience and in-depth understanding of the special demands of labor relations and employment law as they apply to community college districts. Visit for more information.

Nelnet Business Solutions
Desi Davis, Regional VP, Higher Ed, Pacific Region 
PO Box 82528
Los Angeles, CA 
Phone: (310) 707-7565
With a #1 core value of focusing on the customer, we provide innovative educational services in loan servicing, payment processing, education planning, and asset management. These products and services help students and families plan, prepare, and pay for their education while making the administrative and financial processes more efficient for schools and financial organizations.


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Piper Jaffray
Ivory Li, Senior Vice President
345 California Street, Suite 2400
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 616-1614

Piper Jaffray is the leading financial and underwriting firm serving the needs of California schools and colleges since 1988. We provide custom financing solutions by structuring and underwriting General Obligation Bonds, Lease Revenue Bonds, Tax Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs), Bond Refinancings and Bridge Financings. Piper Jaffray’s California services are based in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Professional Personnel Leasing, Inc. (PPL)
Guy Lease, Executive Vice President/CFO
2702 Tiki Road
Novato, CA 94945

PPL, also known as Professional Personnel Leasing, Inc., has been serving California Community Colleges since 1978. Most community college districts in California have used our services, and we are proud that most are also repeat customers. We enjoy a statewide presence, but constantly strive to promote the firm and our interim administrators. Visit our website for more details.

Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF)
1531 I Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (866) 453-5300

The Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF) is a joint powers authority created under Title 1, Division 7, Chapter 5, Article 1 of the California Government Code. Our organization serves nearly half of the public school districts in the state and represents approximately 3 million students. Our members include many K-12 districts, community college districts, charter schools, county offices of education and regional occupational programs. We have been in business since 1986.

UMass Global
Dr. Barbara E. Bartels, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Strategic Partnerships
T 925.457.3212

University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global) is a private, nonprofit affiliate of University of Massachusetts. UMass Global is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).  UMass Global (formerly Brandman University) offers nationally recognized academic programs fully online, on ground at more than 25 campuses throughout California and Washington, and through its competency-based modality, UMass Global MyPath. For additional information, visit

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