Kansas Financial Services Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurship, Talent and Innovation

2019 event to feature nationwide expertise across business, policy and economic development fields

TOPEKA, Kan.--()--Security Benefit is again partnering with the Kansas Insurance Department, Greater Topeka Partnership and the Kansas Department of Commerce to present the 2019 Kansas Financial Services Summit, #KFSS19, on Wednesday, November 6.

The event will be held starting at 10:45 a.m. at Security Benefit’s Topeka headquarters. Attendees will hear from prominent national and Kansas-area experts on growth, competitiveness, and using entrepreneurship, innovation, and talent to accelerate economic development. The distinguished speaker lineup includes:

  • Mike Kiley – CEO, Security Benefit Corporation
  • Vicki Schmidt – Kansas Commissioner of Insurance
  • David Toland – Secretary, Kansas Department of Commerce
  • Matt Pivarnik – President & CEO, Greater Topeka Partnership
  • Ron Estes – U.S. Representative 4th District, Kansas
  • Roger Marshall – U.S. Representative 1st District, Kansas
  • Marek Gootman – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Brookings Institution
  • Alan Cobb – President & CEO, Kansas Chamber
  • Jason Wiens – Policy Director, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Blake Flanders – President & CEO, Kansas Board of Regents
  • Darcy Howe – Managing Director, KCRise Fund
  • Kevin McGinnis – CEO, Keystone Community Corporation

“This year’s Summit continues our traditional pro-business, pro-Kansas focus,” said Mike Kiley, CEO of Security Benefit. “We will lay out a framework that public and private entities can leverage to take important steps toward real, pro-growth initiatives in the Kansas economy. Attending the Summit will give business leaders the opportunity to have a direct impact on the future of our state.”

Business leaders have been spearheading efforts to grow the Kansas economy, but more work needs to be done.

“Kansas has a real opportunity to prepare for, and invest in, a positive future for the state,” Commissioner Vicki Schmidt said. “That future requires a vibrant private sector and this Summit is a great opportunity to engage key stakeholders from across Kansas.”

“Through strong and strategic partnerships, our state will continue to make strides in technology and innovation,” said David Toland, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce. “We look forward to engaging with business leaders and economic development experts to help encourage and support entrepreneurship and improve the environment to live, work and do business in Kansas.”

These same efforts have been ongoing in the state’s capital city as well.

“GO Topeka is pleased to be a partner once again in bringing the fifth annual Financial Services Summit to our capital city.” said Matt Pivarnik, president & CEO of the Greater Topeka Partnership. “We work to cultivate a business climate that supports both new and existing companies in our financial services and insurance sectors, while supporting the workforce attraction, recruitment and retention needs of our business partners and we look forward to continuing that growth and support.”

The event includes a catered luncheon, four sessions on a variety of topics, and a networking reception, and is open for registration now. Visit www.gotopeka.com/FinancialSummit/ to learn more, or register here!

About Security Benefit

Security Benefit Corporation (“Security Benefit”), through its subsidiary Security Benefit Life Insurance Company, a Kansas-based insurance company that has been in business for more than 127 years, is a leader in the U.S. retirement market. Security Benefit together with its affiliates offers products in a full range of retirement markets and wealth segments for employers and individuals and held $39.6 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2019. Security Benefit is one of the fastest growing U.S. retirement companies and continues its mission of helping Americans To and Through Retirement®. www.securitybenefit.com



Michael Castino, Director of Public Relations, Security Benefit

Jake Daubenspeck, Vice President, Prosek Partners

Release Summary

Security Benefit and partners will present the 2019 Kansas Financial Services Summit in Topeka on November 6.


Michael Castino, Director of Public Relations, Security Benefit

Jake Daubenspeck, Vice President, Prosek Partners