About Us

United Benefits Group (UBG) is a not-for-profit mutual benefit corporation, established in 2002, for the exclusive purpose of providing cost-effective and proficient administration of employee benefit plans. UBG prides itself on its dedication to timely and helpful customer service, and an appreciation for compliance. 
  • UBG is governed by a five-person Board of Directors whose members are elected to rotating five-year terms.

  • Under the direction of the Board, UBG provides the day-to-day administration for defined benefit plans.

  • UBG currently serves approximately 370 employers and more than 50,000 participants.

Board of Directors

Ken Hahn, Chairman, General Manager of Planters Cooperative Association, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma

Jim Carlson, Vice Chairman, General Manager of First Cooperative Association, Cherokee, Iowa

David Briggs, General Manager/CEO of Western Cooperative Co., Alliance, Nebraska

David Christiansen, President/CEO of Mid-Kansas Co-op Association, Moundridge, Kansas

Stan Stark, President/General Manager of Farmers Cooperative Co., Haviland, Kansas​​

United Benefits Group Building

United Benefits Group Employees

Keith Vickers, President

Greg Runyan, Corporate Secretary, Senior Pension Administrator, and Employer/Employee Communications Manager

Brent Evans, Treasurer & Controller

Terry Shiblom, Manager, Compliance and Systems Support

Brett Dorsel, Manager, Business Development

Sid Simpson, Manager, Benefits Operations

Cynthia Brunker, Project Specialist

Cathy Miles, Senior Benefits Administrator
 
Karel Batres, Benefits Administrator
 

JoAnn Crawford, Benefits Administrator

Cathy Mesh, Benefits Administrator

Raechel Richerson, Benefits Service Coordinator
 
Susan Calvin, Benefit Service Coordinator
 
Larry Thompson, Programmer/Analyst
 
Lea Ann Whitley, Accounting Specialist