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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Ryan S. Stechschulte

Candidate for Director

Ryan S. Stechschulte
Treasurer/CFO
Toledo Public Schools
Toledo, Ohio

Ryan Stechschulte is the Treasurer/CFO of Toledo Public Schools – the 4th largest school district in Ohio. Though in this role since 2015, he has been a school business official for over 25 years. During Ryan’s career, he has successfully provided financial and operational leadership in 5 different districts as both their Treasurer/CFO and Business Manager. He has an associate degree in accounting from the University of Toledo and a bachelor’s in organizational management from Bluffton University.

As a past president of Ohio ASBO, having served as Board President in 2016, Ryan continues to show his passion for preparing current and future leaders for school business official roles. He frequently shares his expertise in forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning through local, regional and national professional development seminars and conferences. He also actively mentors candidates for their Ohio treasurer license.

Ryan has received Ohio ASBO’s Northwest Region Distinguished Service Award, the Virginia Ramsey Award, and the Ohio Auditor of State’s Award of Distinction.

At the international level, Ryan has been an ASBO International member since 2002 and currently serves on the ASBO Legislative Advisory Committee. In 2016, Ryan was selected to represent ASBO in Washington, D.C. in discussions with the Internal Revenue Service on improvements to the implementation procedures for the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Throughout his tenure as Treasurer/CFO of Toledo Public Schools, Ryan has received ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting.

 
RESPONSES TO ASBO DIRECTOR QUESTIONS

Vision Statement

Question 1: All professional membership organizations strive to grow membership, but current trends indicate that membership numbers are decreasing nationwide. Why do you think that is? What would you recommend that ASBO International do to grow membership?

Question 2: Public education is under constant scrutiny, and ensuring a transparent and ethical organization is imperative to garnering and maintaining public trust. What are the key characteristics of an ethical organization?

Question 3: The success of ASBO International is closely linked with the success of its state, provincial, and international affiliates. How can ASBO International further strengthen relationships and enhance collaboration with its affiliates?