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​​​​​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 retirement and benefit plans.

  • UBG currently serves approximately 300 employers and more than 37​,000 participants.


David ChristiansenChairman, President/CEO of ​MKC, Moundridge, Kansas

Stan Stark, Vice Chairman, President/General Manager of Alliance Ag & Grain, Spearville, Kansas​​

Shawn Hughes, General Manager of Perryton Equity Exchange, Perryton, Texas​

David Briggs, General Manager/CEO of WESTCO, Alliance, Nebraska  

Boyd Brodie, General ​Manager of Key Cooperative, Roland, Iowa



Brent Evans, President & CEO

Terry Shiblom, Director of Comp​​liance and IT

Brett Dorsel, Director of Client Service and Business Development

Sam Saitta, ​​CFO, Manager of Benefits Operations​​

Adam Terrill, Director of Communications and Education

Cynthia Brunker, 401(k) Administra​tion and Compliance Lead

Cathy Miles, Senior Benefits Administrator​ : IA, IL, MN, MO, ND​

Karel Batres, Benefits Administrator: NE, SD, TX

Cathy Mesh, Benefits Administrator: KS, OK, CO, KY, WY

Rosie Crawford, ​Benefits Administrator

Raechel Kragenbring, Benefits Service Coordinator

Tracy Shull, 401(k) and Employer Payroll Specialist

​Kevin Jackson, Programmer/Analyst

Lindsay HemphillAccounting Specialist

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