Conference Sponsors

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to the following companies for sponsoring the 2014 conference.



Toshiba Business Solutions – $8,000 Technology Sponsor
From paper to digital, Toshiba Business Solutions is in the business of optimizing your school. We offer unique solutions designed to help you gain efficiencies, minimize waste, consolidate overhead and meet other needs specific to your operation. Bring us your challenge and we will deliver a seamless, affordable, customized solution that helps your school move beyond good to unstoppable. These innovative solutions include:

• A full range of award winning monochrome and color copiers
• Software solutions including document management systems and scanning solutions
• Best-in-class laptops, tablets, flat screens, projectors and interactive whiteboards
• Authorized dealer for HP, Lexmark, KIP and Fujitsu for your printing, wide format and scanning needs
• Digital Signage, Managed Print Services and recycling programs
• Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision science competition for grades K-12.

Put Toshiba to work for you. Whether it is printing and device management, document capture and workflow, device and document security, or digital signage, our experts will provide you with solutions to increase your productivity, workflow and competitive edge.

For more information or for your free consultation, please contact
Todd Campbell – MCPSA Account Executive
Toshiba Business Solutions
Phone: 800-842-5561 x133

Bukaty Companies – $5,000 Conference Keynote Meal Sponsor

Bukaty Companies is the employee benefits consultant with the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) endorsement. Bukaty Companies provides expertise in the areas of Employee Benefits, Health Care Reform, Retirement Plans & Investing, Wealth Management, Benefits Administration, Human Resource Consulting, Property & Casualty, and Individual Health & Life. As a member of MCPSA you would receive free Human Resources help desk, free COBRA administration, and discounted Flexible Spending Accounts fees as a Bukaty client.

For more information:
Scott Hefner
Vice President
Bukaty Companies
Phone: (888) 657-0440

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WESTBROOK & CO., P.C. – $4,000 Conference Portfolio Sponsor

School finance is not what we do, it is who we are! Westbrook & Co. has served charter schools in auditing, accounting, payroll, budgeting, special projects and advisory services since the inception of charter schools in Missouri. For many other accounting and auditing firms in the state, school finance is a part-time, summer fill-in work. This is not the case with Westbrook & Co. The firm provides more services to charter schools than all other accounting firms in the state combined. The firm consists of 19 professionals of which nine perform extensive charter school services.

Members of the firm regularly speak at state and local conferences on school finance, attendance and various other topics. They believe in educating their clients and helping them better understand the environment in which they must operate. The firm has a very good relationship with DESE. Westbrook & Co., P.C. has performed special projects for DESE over the last several years. These projects have provided a unique and special insight to the firm’s staff. DESE’s selection of Westbrook & Co. to perform such projects says much about DESE’s opinion of the quality of the firms work.

If you are one of the firm’s many charter clients, then they thank you for allowing them to be a part of your educational process. If you are not a current client, then they encourage you to ask other schools and learn about the “Westbrook difference.” School finance is not what they do; it is who they are! Never under estimate their value.

For more information:
Brad Steele
Westbrook & Company
Phone: (816) 470-3584









Concept Schools – $3,000 Name Badge Sponsor

Concept Schools is a not-for-profit charter school management organization that currently manages 30 successful charter schools, serving over 12,000 students across the Midwest. In Missouri, Concept manages the prestigious Gateway Science Academies in St. Louis.

Concept managed schools implement a college preparatory school design focusing on math, science, and technology in a student-centered environment. All located in urban settings, Concept managed high schools maintain over 95% graduation rate and 95% college acceptance rates, middle and elementary schools continue to outperform their counterparts in student proficiency. For more information please visit







Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP – $3,000 Lanyard Sponsor

At Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP, we understand many of the business challenges that face schools on a daily basis. Our mission is to provide experience in business processes that help schools achieve their financial goals. As a KEB client you have access to our experienced staff. Our culture promotes pro-active client relationships and demands that we develop a clear understanding of your needs and the factors that impact your industry.

Our Charter School Experience:  Shortly after the inception of the Missouri Charter School legislation, we were contacted by attorneys from a St. Louis law firm and agreed to assist them with their community efforts in the charter movement. We have remained active with charters since that time, building a group of partners and managers who know Missouri Charter School compliance. Because we feel strongly that charter schools should operate with the same sound financial discipline and internal controls deployed by well run businesses, we strive to identify individuals to serve on charter school boards and have developed Board of Trustee training for charter schools.

We assist schools in sourcing talented financial managers to improve the quality of the school’s financial reporting.  Our firm has also provided technology consulting, management and support for charter and public schools.  In addition, we have served in leadership roles on charter and public school boards.  We feel confident that we can continue to fulfill the auditing and accounting requirements for Missouri Charter Schools and can provide schools with resources to help with our financial challenges.


  • Annual Financial Statement Audit – financial statement auditing, institutional and governmental compliance services
  • Preparation of Your School’s Federal and State Not-for-Profit Income Tax Returns
  • Temporary and Periodic Controller and Chief Financial Officer Services
  • Accounts Payable and Payroll Disbursements, Bookkeeping
  • Board Advisory Positions and Board Training
  • Technology Support and Consulting – comprehensive technology audits, network administration, technology cost and management strategies
  • Technology Installation and Implementation for New Schools – from planning through start-up to completion
  • Benefit Plans – 401(k) plans, cafeteria plan design and implementation, plan administration
  • Advisory Services – school to school financial bench marking
  • Third Party Attestation Services – fraud investigation
  • School Performance Metric Reporting – ASBR required reporting assistance, board reporting packets, key metric analysis


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MetLife – $2,500 Conference Refreshments Sponsor

MetLife’s 140-year history and global strength is here in the Missouri education market, and we proudly support the MCPSA.  We deliver a host of competitive products and services to Public Charter Schools to help them optimize their employee benefits packages.  These include Defined Contribution plans, financial protection products and services, and group voluntary benefits.  Our solutions are delivered through comprehensive financial education programs and one-on-one professional guidance. 90+ of the nation’s top one hundred FORTUNE 500 companies trust MetLife to provide the financial tools and protection they need.

For more information:
Eve Samuel
Phone: 314-548-4008



Hertz Furniture – $1,500 Conference Breakout Room Sponsor

Hertz carries furniture for every room in your charter school from 125+ vendors. Our added 25-year/limited lifetime warranty is always included plus complimentary design services. Contact us for more information about buying on contract, exclusively for charter schools, saving you time and money.  Hertz Furniture: The School Furniture Experts.

For more information:
David Mocton

Hertz Furniture
Phone: 800-526-4677









Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) – $1,500 Conference Breakout Room Sponsor

Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 6,800 partners in U.S. educational organizations trust us to offer assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs. 503-502-4860

For more information:
Kristy Smith
Phone: 503-502-4860 

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Stinson Leonard Street – $1,500 Conference Breakout Room Sponsor

Stinson Leonard Street LLP provides sophisticated transactional and litigation services to clients ranging from individuals and privately held enterprises to national and international public companies. One of the 75 largest law firms in the country, Stinson Leonard Street has more than 520 attorneys and offices in 14 U.S. cities. Learn more at

For more information:
Tricia Workman
Stinson Leonard Street
Phone: 573-636-6263