Can the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) count on you as a Strategic Business Partner? For over five decades, CICV has been the primary advocate for non-profit, private higher education in Virginia, including playing an indispensable role at the Virginia State Capitol, where CICV champions initiatives like the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG), which is currently $5,000 per eligible student. Because of CICV’s efforts and past corporate support, 150,000 students across our 27-member colleges receive a high-quality education with small classes, modern facilities, innovative programs, and highly marketable degrees.
CICV invites engaged higher education vendors to become Strategic Business Partners. This partnership is more than just a mechanism for you to support our institutions. Your business becomes part of a collaboration that could strengthen the entire private college sector. Your investment will assist us in providing professional support to member employees, data analysis, and government and public relations, among other essential services.
2024 CICV Strategic Business Partners
Insurance & Benefits
AffinityLTC, LLC specializes in the marketing and administration of association-sponsored Long-Term Care Insurance. AffinityLTC is recognized as one of the top firms in the LTC marketplace
Currently endorsed by the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) as an exclusive provider for LTCI to its member associations and more than 900 institutions of private higher learning.
Alliant Employee Benefits
Beth Phares, SVP
Aon’s Higher Education Practice: Advancing the Mission of Colleges and Universities
Aon helps develop innovative and cost-effective risk management and human capital solutions to support the overarching mission of your institution. Our higher education practice includes more than 250 professionals who provide consulting services in risk (property, casualty, cyber solutions and captive management) and human capital (health, retirement, compensation and investment advisory) to more than 300 public and private colleges, universities and university systems with a 98% retention rate. Make better decisions with clarity and confidence.
Brian Slutz, Commercial and Risk Management
2001 K Street Northwest, Suite 625 North, Washington DC 20006
Apogee Telecom, Inc.
Managed Technology Services
Established in Austin in 1999, Apogee is a leading provider of managed technology services that enable colleges and universities to innovate, enriching the campus experience and fostering student vitality. Uniquely positioned to serve higher education, Apogee supports a community of more than one million students and administrators at over 350 colleges and universities nationwide. The company’s comprehensive portfolio includes Managed Campus (networks, managed IT, cloud, and security services), ResNet (residential networks), campus engagement and digital signage, and video services.
Elizabeth Gow, Business Development Manager
(570) 575-3588 (mobile)
Aramark Collegiate Hospitality
Dining and Facilities
Aramark’s vision is to be the most admired employer and trusted hospitality partner. Serving campuses across the Commonwealth of Virginia, Aramark are experts in student engagement, locally sourced foods, sustainability, and health and wellness all while being humble servants and stewards of your campus dining needs.
Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP
Auditing and Compliance
Brown Edwards is a full-service regional accounting firm with 12 offices throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. We are listed as a top 75 firm in the United States according to Inside Public Accounting and included on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest-Growing Companies. We are proud to support a wide range of industries throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including private higher education. With a 40-year history working with private colleges and universities, our professionals have in-depth knowledge of the unique accounting and reporting requirements of the industry. We are genuinely interested in our clients and strive to help them achieve their strategic goals.
John Hash, Partner
John Meyer – CEO & Founder
At Fahrenheit Advisors, our singular focus is on helping businesses build confidence. We understand that confidence comes from getting a candid understanding of where you are, establishing clarity about where you are going, and putting the right competencies in place to get you there. We help you analyze your current situation, look ahead to identify new opportunities and emerging risks, outline a clear plan to move forward, and deliver the right solutions to get it done.We provide fractional, interim and consulting in business strategy, sales growth, process improvement & automation, finance & accounting, human capital, and executive search & recruiting.We serve clients across all industries, focusing on growth-oriented companies, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, we service clients nationally.
Laura Bowser, Managing Director | Human Capital Consulting Practice Leader
o: (804) 793-8576 (216)
m: (804) 241-0717
First American Education Finance
First American Education Finance is a financial services company dedicated exclusively to serving Higher Education. With over 80 years of combined experience and a track record of working with more than 800 schools nationwide—including community colleges, private and public liberal arts colleges, and large, elite research institutions—First American has the expertise to help you accelerate your campus-wide projects. Whether you need to renew your technology, renovate your campus, or address deferred maintenance projects, our comprehensive suite of programs is designed to simplify financing so that you can focus on delivering the best education possible to your students.
Kelly Furgal, VP, Relationship Manager
IMA is a national risk management and commercial insurance broker. IMA has a property & casualty insurance program that is endorsed by The Coalition for College Cost Savings and is designed specifically for private institutions. IMA also specializes in employee benefits and student and athletic insurance. IMA has clients in all fifty states and has offices throughout the country. To learn more about IMA’s proprietary complimentary assessment, please contact Kevin Melvin, certified school risk manager.
Delivering Technology To Education Since 1990. JourneyEd, the EDU techstore, offers the largest selection of education priced products for school technology buyers. Our offering categories include: Software, Hardware and IT Network Solutions. We assist with everything from requirements gathering, defining specifications, contract negotiations, fulfillment, billing, implementation, upgrading and more. By providing students, educators & schools nationwide with world-class technology, we deliver long-term value as well as a positive return on investment for our customers.
Jason Watson, Senior Account Manager
Millennium Advisory Services, Inc.
403(b) Consulting Services
Millennium Advisory Services, a HUB International Company, is an investment advisory firm that specializes in providing participant services in higher education 403(b) retirement plans. Our services include participant education, customized financial planning, investment advice, and an optional managed account solution for retirement plan participants. Millennium supports plan sponsor clients across the United States and was selected by the Virginia Private Colleges and Universities Multiple Employer Plan to provide its services for the plan and the schools’ employees.
Jordan Smith, Director|Advisor Services
Pharos Resources provides a comprehensive approach to improving student outcomes. Our unique software and approach will strengthen early alert, student care, and retention on your campus. Our relationship-focused perspective allows you to identify at-risk students, eliminate campus silos, increase student engagement, and enrich your culture of student success.
Camryn Eason, Student Success Specialist
Raven Eye Consulting
Enrollment and Retention Consulting
Alby Salsa, CEO & Lead Consultant
Retirement Plan Consulting and Investment Advisory Services
SageView Advisory Group, LLC is an independent Registered Investment Advisor with over 270 employees located in more than 30 offices nationwide. The firm provides unbiased retirement plan and wealth management consulting services to clients throughout the U.S. We have been evaluating and advising institutions and individuals since 1989.
SageView advises on over 1,900 defined contribution, defined benefit and deferred compensation plans and more than 4,000 households totaling $151 billion of client assets. Our advisors each have extensive experience in the financial industry and have worked with some of the largest plans in the nation.
Nichole R. Labott, MBA, CPFA, AIF, Managing Director
804.840.6455 |Toll Free 800.814.8742
Kevin DeLeon, Program Manager
Student Software / Financial Education
Can financial education actually reduce financial stress in college students, and prepare them for independent life? Yes, it can. That’s according to ongoing feedback from hundreds of current college students. Sqwire has created an online financial education platform optimized for today’s students, covering timely financial topics like credit, debt, budgeting, evaluating compensation packages, and more. As more colleges and universities integrate Sqwire with their curricula, early user data and feedback have shown this program to be incredibly effective. Learn how your students, faculty, and staff can benefit from this valuable resource.
Danijel Velicki – Founder & CEO
Cell: +1 (757) 739-5737
Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with over 250 attorneys in offices across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Our Education Industry Group provides experienced, cutting-edge legal advice for clients at all levels of education. Faced with numerous challenges, institutions of higher education are evolving and embracing innovative ways to attract and serve students, drive economic development and compete in an increasingly technological marketplace. With these changes come new, unique legal and regulatory challenges. Our goal is not to be just reactive to our education clients — we strive to be partners who look for proactive ways to add to your institution’s success. We provide a wide-range of services to our clients in higher education, from student conduct policies and processes, to streamlining academic programs, to endowment management, and everything in between. We are proud that we have helped over 30 institutions realize their goals and fulfill their educational missions.
Hal Johnson, Chair, Education Industry Group