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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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Ed Chabal

Candidate for Vice President

Ed Chabal
Chief Financial Officer
Mount Pleasant Community School District
Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Ed Chabal, Chief Financial Officer for the Mount Pleasant Community School District in Mount Pleasant, Iowa has served as a school business official since 1997. Chabal holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Iowa Wesleyan University.

An Iowa ASBO Board member from 2000-09, Ed served as Iowa ASBO President in 2008. He is a graduate of the Iowa School Business Management Academy for which he has served as a faculty member for 3 years. He is a past faculty member of the Iowa Superintendents School Finance and Leadership Consortium. Ed was selected for the Iowa ASBO Professional Leadership Award in 2010, the highest award given by Iowa ASBO. Since 2004, he has served as a mentor for new school business officials in Iowa. Ed was a key organizer of the Iowa ASBO New Member Bootcamp that has trained many new business officials over the years. He currently serves as a member of the Iowa Department of Education School Level Reporting Advisory committee.

This year marks Ed's 21st as a member of ASBO International. He has served on the Professional Development and Certificate of Excellence committees and as a reviewer for the COE program for 10 years. He was a part of the committee charged with writing the initial exam questions for the SFO certification program. Ed served on the ASBO International Board of Directors from 2016 through 2018.

Ed shares his experience at workshops and conferences in Iowa and on a national level.


Vision Statement

Question 1: For many years, ASBO International has made an effort to increase its international presence through affiliations with school business organizations around the world. Although the efforts have been successful in Canada, they have generated minimal growth in international membership overall. How would you define a successful affiliation? What criteria would you propose that ASBO International require of an organization in order to affiliate with them?

Question 2: Why do you want to be an officer of ASBO International?

Question 3: If you are the successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to frame your presidency around a theme that is of personal importance to you. What theme has the most meaning to you and how would you rally the association and its members around that theme?