Jeffrey Kruske is the General Counsel for the Kansas Securities Commissioner. Jeff received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from William Jewell College and his law degree from Washburn University School of Law. Prior to joining the agency, Jeff maintained a private legal practice, concentrating in securities arbitration and in related estate, trust and business litigation matters, both regionally and nationally. He also represented individual brokers in employment-related disputes with brokerage firms.
Jeff frequently lectures on the topics of securities arbitration and litigation, and has authored articles on the same topic in the Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Kansas Bar Journal, the Johnson County Bar Letter, and the Kansas City Star.
He is a member of the Johnson County, Kansas and Missouri Bar Associations, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, and has been an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the National Futures Association. Jeff was listed in the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Kansas/Missouri Superlawyers Rising Stars for securities litigation.
Caley is the Director of Communications at the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner. In the Director’s capacity, she coordinates all communication from the Commissioner’s office to the public.
Caley earned her bachelor's degree from Washburn University in 2011. Prior to her experience at the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, Caley served as Student Body President at Washburn University. From 2010-2012, Caley served as Communications Director for, her now husband, Garrett Love's campaign for Kansas Senate. Caley enjoys graphic design and photography, and in 2012, started her own photography business. Caley is a member of the Eisenhower Women's Leadership series and also was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Ryan Kriegshauser serves as Director of Policy and Special Counsel at the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner. Prior to joining the agency, Mr. Kriegshauser served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of Legal Counsel and Policy. He has also served on the Kansas Judicial Counsel’s Lien Law Advisory Committee, the State Rules and Regulation Board, was a member of the Kansas Bar Association’s Limited Liability Company Study Group, and was a voting member of the Kansas Governor’s Commission on Emergency Planning & Response (CEPR) Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Committee.
Before entering public service, Mr. Kriegshauser practiced law in Kansas City, primarily focusing in the areas of complex commercial litigation, securities, and constitutional rights. He was involved in the successful defense of various class action lawsuits and governmental regulatory actions. Additionally, Mr. Kriegshauser has written scholarly articles on property rights and taught continuing legal education in Kansas. Mr. Kriegshauser spent two years working in Washington, DC, both on and off Capitol Hill.
He holds a B.A. and a J.D., graduating from Georgetown University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is also an alumnus of the Fund for American Studies – Bryce Harlow Institute of Business-Government Affairs. In his spare time, he proudly serves as an officer in the Navy Reserve. He currently resides in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife Christie.