Jeanne Stroh

Clarence M. Kelley and Associates, Inc. (CMKA)

6840 Silverheel Street

Shawnee, KS 66204





CMKA awarded the “Patriot Award” by the Department of Defense.


Shawnee, Kansas (Kansas City), February 28, 2006 - Clarence M. Kelley and Associates, Inc. (CMKA) has been awarded the “Patriot Award” certificate of appreciation from The National Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).  The award program is designed to recognize employers for employment policies and practices that are supportive of their employees' participation in the National Guard and Reserve.


“For us, this is more than recognition from the Defense Department; it’s demonstrated appreciation from an employee” Todd Dupriest, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer said.  “Supporting our employee’s in their service to the Military is more than good business, its good sense – they’re protecting my family” Dupriest said.


CMKA, together with other Clarence M. Kelley companies, currently employ’s more than 250 Associates throughout the country.  “A good number of our Associates are reservists and/or veterans of Military service, we find that good people come from good experience,” Dupriest said. 


CMKA, a Kansas City based firm, is a full service investigative, risk management and security consulting firm providing nationwide service to corporations, law firms, and government agencies.  CMKA was founded in 1982 by Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Clarence M. Kelley, and Former Special Agent for the FBI, C. Thomas Dupriest.  For more information on CMKA, contact Jeanne Stroh at 913-647-7700 or email