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20 Years Doing Work That Matters

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Sep. 20, 10 -

Kauffman and Associates, Inc. (KAI), a Native American-woman owned firm headquartered in Spokane, WA, with offices in Silver Spring, MD, observes its 20th anniversary in September 2010 – “20 Years Doing Work That Matters.” KAI remains a growing professional services firm, with a national reputation for providing high quality professional services in public health, education, and community and economic development.

KAI Founder and President Jo Ann Kauffman, MPH, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe, started the company in September 1990 in Washington, DC with a focus on providing government relations services to federally recognized tribes and Native American organizations. The company later expanded its focus to include management and professional services to the federal government, tribes, private foundations, national associations and the private sector.

Today, KAI employs a diverse group of more than 80 experienced and highly educated professionals and delivers a wide variety of services to its clients. Current projects include strategic communications, social marketing, training and technical assistance, meeting and event planning, research and evaluation, web and database development, peer review support, and management support.

During its first two decades, KAI has received numerous awards, including induction into the “Inner City 100 Hall of Fame” in 2010 by theInitiative for a Competitive Inner City and Business Week Magazine, recognizing the firm’s five-year pattern of steady growth and job creation.

“I started this company with the firm belief that by listening closely to our clients, and by working together as a team, KAI could have a real, measurable impact on changing lives and strengthening communities,” Kauffman said. “Over the last 20 years, we have enjoyed long-standing relationships with a wide range of clients who depend on KAI for our knowledge, insights, creativity and vision.”

KAI’s ongoing commitment to positive social change is exemplified in several current projects, including: support to the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration in counteracting youth violence and suicide, assisting the U.S. Department of Education in improving student performance, and providing research and program strategies for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. As KAI embarks on a third decade of providing excellent service, its focus remains on the delivery of quality products and services that improve lives and strengthen communities.

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