The Value of Membership

"I could not have survived 30 years in school business without the support I've received from ASBO. No matter how much you may think your problem is unique, it's not. I've always found support from colleagues facing the same issues no matter where they work, and I've shared solutions. We have a lot to learn from one another, so I value my memberships in Tri-State ASBO, New Hampshire ASBO, Vermont ASBO, and ASBO International."
—John Aubin, South Burlington School District, South Burlington, Vermont
Member since 1992

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Marvin Dereef, SFO

2018 Director

Marvin Dereef, SFO
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Fulton County Schools
Atlanta, Georgia

As the deputy chief financial officer at Fulton County Schools (FCS) in Atlanta, Georgia, Marvin Dereef serves 97,000 students and manages an annual $1 billion budget. In his eight years at FCS, he has led his team to earn several achievement awards from the Association of School Business Officials International, the Certificate of Achievement for Citizen Centric Report from the Association of Government Accountants, and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for budget presentations.

Dereef helped his school district maintain strong financial stability during a tough economic climate, resulting in a triple A credit rating from Moody’s. He serves on several committees, providing strategic direction and leadership support, and partnered with FCS’ professional learning department to implement the Financial Services Learning Academy, which provides financial management courses for all levels throughout the district.

Prior to joining FCS, Dereef worked as the finance officer for Scotland County Schools, and prior to that, was grants and capital asset manager at Clayton County Schools, where he received a Certificate of Excellence from ASBO International for developing Clayton County Schools’ first Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Dereef holds a master’s of accounting and financial management degree and a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. He is a Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations and continues to contribute to the school business profession by writing articles and conducting workshops, including the Skills Refresher for ASBO’s SFO. He currently serves as a content area leader for ASBO.

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