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ASBO International Announces 2019 Board of Directors (January 10, 2019)


Contact: Siobhán McMahon
866.682.2729 x7076

ASBO International Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Ashburn, VA – January 10, 2019 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to introduce the 2019 ASBO International Board of Directors. The board guides the association in fulfilling its mission and advocates for their colleagues and the school business management profession. The association welcomes the following leaders into their leadership roles, effective January 1:

President: Thomas Wohlleber, CSRM, Chief Financial Officer, Casa Grande Elementary School District 4, Casa Grande, AZ

Vice President: Claire Hertz, CSBA, SFO, Superintendent of Business and Operations, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR

Immediate Past President: Charles E. Peterson, Jr., MBA, PRSBA, SFO, Chief Financial Officer, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16, Milton, PA

Board Director: Michael Johnston, Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services, Clovis Unified School District, Clovis, CA

Board Director: Angela Von Essen, MBA, CSBA, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations, West Valley School District 208, Yakima, WA

Board Director: Marvin Dereef, Jr., SFO, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA

Board Director: Bill Sutter, SFO, Chief Financial Officer, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO

Board Director: Susan Harkin, Chief Operating Officer, Community School District 300, Algonquin, IL

Board Director: John Hutchison, CPA, MBA, SFO, Deputy Superintendent of Business and Operations, Olathe Public Schools, Olathe, KS

“ASBO International is fortunate to have such a committed board of directors to help lead the association and the profession forward,” ASBO International Chief Operations Officer Siobhán McMahon says. “Each one brings broad knowledge and diverse experience in the school business profession as well as a desire to serve the young people in their communities. We are proud to welcome them as ASBO’s 2019 Board of Directors and are thankful for their willingness to serve the association and school business officials around the world.”

Learn more about ASBO International and the 2019 Board of Directors at

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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at

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For additional information or to arrange for an interview, contact Siobhán McMahon, chief operations officer, 866.682.2729 x7076.