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 38,000 participants.

Board of Directors

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

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

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

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

Todd Ludwig, President/CEO of Central Farm Service, Truman, Minnesota

United Benefits Group Building

United Benefits Group Employees

Brent Evans, President & CEO

Greg Runyan, Director of Communications

Terry Shiblom, Director of Compliance and IT

Brett Dorsel, Director of Business Development

Sam Siatta, ​​CFO, Manager of Benefits Operations

Cynthia Brunker, Project Specialist

Cathy Miles, Senior Benefits Administrator

Karel Batres, Benefits Administrator

Cathy Mesh, Benefits Administrator

Raechel Richerson, Benefits Service Coordinator

Tracy Shull, Executive Assistant

Kevin Jackson, Programmer/Analyst

Lea Ann WhitleyAccountant