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Reston, VA – June 30, 2016 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO International) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship program, sponsored by U. S. Communities, gives school business managers who have fewer than five years of experience in the school business profession, an opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and leadership through professional development and networking opportunities at ASBO International’s Annual Meeting & Expo.

Congratulations to the 2016 Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship recipients:

Justin Attaway, CSBO, business manager, Skokie School District 69, Skokie, IL
Neal Breen, MBA, CRA, CIA, business manager, Thompson Public Schools, North Grosvenordale, CT
Shaquita W. Burke, director of finance, Vicksburg Warren School District, Vicksburg, MS
Channa Byerly, MBA, chief financial officer, Duncan Public Schools, Duncan, OK
Thomas W. Carpenter, director of transportation, Ringgold School District, Monongahela, PA
Robert Chady, business manager, Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, WI
RaSena Christopher, assistant district clerk, St. Ignatius Schools, St. Ignatius, MT
Jeff Feyerer, CSBO, business manager/CSBO, Fairview School District 72, Skokie, IL
Michael R. Gerlach, director of finance, Hustisford School District, Hustisford, WI
Sarah Glann, BPA, business manager, Meridian Public Schools, Sanford, MI
Timothy A. Gronski, MBA, chief school business officer, Geneseo Community Unit School District 228, Geneseo, IL
Charisse Gutierrez, MBA, assistant school business administrator, Somerville Board of Education, Somerville, NJ
Caitlin Kaufman, operations coordinator, Milwaukee Academy of Science, Shorewood, WI
Anna Munson, MBA, chief financial officer, Riverview Gardens School District, St. Louis, MO
Robert D. Ogg, MBA, CPA, treasurer/chief financial officer, Crooksville Exempted Village School District, Crooksville, OH
Justin Petrone, CPA, director of accounting, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO
Brian Tomamichel, business manager, Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, Fortville, IN
Sarah Viera, MSE, CSRM, business manager, Merton Community School District, Merton, WI

Each recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, in September.

About U.S. Communities
ASBO is a proud co-founder of U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance—the leading national purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of goods and services for schools. By aggregating the nationwide purchasing power of public agencies and education institutions, U.S. Communities provides school solutions through a broad line of competitively solicited contracts. U.S. Communities suppliers have committed to providing their lowest overall public agency pricing as well as delivering comprehensive solutions and value-added services.

About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO International) is an educational association that supports school business professionals. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards of school business management, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources. For more information about ASBO International, visit

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