Thomas (Tom) P. Ash, M.S. Ed., B.S. – Associate
Tom earned his BS in education (magna cum laude) from Bowling Green State University and his Master of Science in Education at Youngstown State University. He is a licensed school superintendent with over 48 years of proven successful leadership and management experience in public education. Tom’s experience ranges from the classroom to superintendent and to Director of Governmental Relations for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, where he represented public school district before the Ohio General assembly for 14 years. Tom has received many honors and recognitions in his career including the Ohio Administrator of the Year by OELMA, Exemplary Service Award by BASA, Warren Russel Leadership Award, and many more. Tom is very active in state organizations serving on several committees and has been editor of “The Management Guide for School Leaders” for 20 years. Among many leadership positions Tom has held he has also served as president of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. Tom is pleased to provide superintendent executive recruiting services; administrative mentoring services; board and administration team building; and, strategic planning meetings. Contact Tom at 614.425.3974 or email email@example.com.
Christopher Ashley, BA – Associate
Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Mercyhurst College. He has 36 years of successful management experience in all facets of the Hospitality Industry with a concentration in food service management. Chris started his career as Food & Beverage Manager for a corporate hotel in west central Pennsylvania. In less than a year, he was promoted to the largest volume hotel in the corporation. While there, he was able to achieve the most efficient beverage and entertainment costs within the corporation. He next managed College and Healthcare operations and promoted to Department Director for Saga Corporation’s College Food Service Contracts Division, which was acquired by Marriott Corporation and later by Sodexho. As the Director, Chris won the Financial Accountability Award for the most cost-effective operation in a 7-state region and raised customer satisfaction from the 50th percentile to the 97th percentile among 600 locations. He joined Springfield City School District in 2008 as Food Service Director. In less than 2 years he eliminated the department’s deficit spending of $380,000 annually to a positive annual balance of $400,000, and contributing up to $300,000 annually to the General Fund. Chris was recognized by OASBO by being nominated as the Food Service Director of the Year for 2013 for his turn around efforts at Springfield. Chris is pleased to provide his food service management skills to clients who wish to run their operations more efficiently and seek to breakeven or make a profit. Contact Chris at 937-408-9260 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Askew, MA, BA – Associate & CEO Smiling Owl, LLC
Nicole earned her BA in Cultural Anthropology from Antioch College and her MA in Management and Leadership from Antioch University. She is an experienced organizational leader with expertise in people systems, management coaching, and problem resolution. She has a professional background in education, organizational and strategic planning, marketing, project management, and business analysis. She brings an innate ability to quickly assess the organizational culture and needs, directly expose opportunities and build action plans for improvement.
As the founder and CEO of Smiling Owl, Nicole has assisted local businesses with logo creation, branding, creating and implementing various systems, hiring, training, employee retention programs, establishing and maintaining an online presence, marketing plans and creating and generating dashboards. She has led teams through construction phase, licensing, creation and operating. Nicole enlightens small business owners with the opportunities available to ease their to-do lists and minds. Contact Nicole at email@example.com.
Debbie Campbell, MA, BA - Associate
Debbie earned her BA in elementary education from Urbana University and her M. Ed. in curriculum and supervision from the University of Dayton. She is a licensed school superintendent, asst. superintendent, elementary principal and 1-8 elementary teacher. She has over 37 years of proven successful leadership and management experience. Debbie’s experience ranges from the classroom to superintendent. She has also spent time as an adjunct professor in higher education. Debbie has received many honors and recognition in her career including the Recipient of Excellence in Education Award – Clark County. Debbie is very active in state organizations serving on several committees, in addition to having served as President of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the Ohio Association of Local School Superintendents. Debbie is pleased to provide superintendent executive recruiting services; administrative mentoring services; board and administration team building; and, strategic planning meetings. Contact Debbie at 937.215.7068 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dolores M. Cramer, MA, BA, – Associate
Dee earned her MA and BA in organizational management from Bluffton University. She is a licensed school treasurer with over 39 years of proven successful school finance experience including 30 years of actual school treasurer experience. Dee’s experience as a Treasurer/CFO ranges from a district with a budget of $12 million to $60 million. Dee has been recognized numerous times for her work in developing training programs, seminars to help develop new and current Treasurer/CFO’s for many years. Before joining K-12 Business Consulting Dee’s last assignment was developing professional development curriculum and managing the mentoring program for the Ohio Association of School Business Officials. Prior to that she retired as Treasurer/CFO of the Marysville Exempted Village School District. Dee is pleased to provide treasurer recruiting and mentoring services for school business officials. Contact Dee at 937-243-2922 or email at: DCramer@k12consulting.net
Matt Feasel, RSBFO - Associate
Matt earned a degree in business administration majoring in computer science. He is a licensed school treasurer with 37 years’ experience in governmental accounting with 32 years of that as a school treasurer. Matt’s experience in government began as Deputy Auditor for the Wood County Auditors Office and Treasurer positions at several school districts including Hilliard City Schools. He is currently Treasurer of Pike, Delta, York Local Schools. Matt has been recognized as the Northwest Region OASBO Distinguished Service Award winner, and is a past president of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials, and serves on several OASBO Committees. Matt is pleased to provide five year forecasting analysis and preparation; treasurer recruiting and mentoring services for school business officials. Contact Matt at 419.680.9240 or email at email@example.com.
Jeff Gordon, BA - Associate
Jeff earned his BS in business management from Hiram College and is a licensed Ohio Public School Business Manager with over 18 years of proven business management experience including 10 years as Director of Business Management of Olentangy Local Schools and 3 years as Director of Business Affairs for Crestwood Local Schools. Jeff's school business experience ranges from a district with 4 schools and 1,600 students to a district with 23 schools and over 18,000 students. Jeff has extensive experience in capital and facility mid-term and long-term planning with the Olentangy Local School District which has been the fastest growing school district in Ohio over the last decade creating extreme demands for facility construction, renovation and maintenance. Jeff is associated with K-12 Business Consulting to provide intermediate and long-term capital planning for equipment, furniture, vehicle replacement, facility maintenance and repair. He will work with your school district to develop a capital plan itemizing these needs to assist in prioritizing or demonstrating need for Permanent Improvement funds, Bond Issue Capital funds, or the most efficient allocation of limited General Fund resources to maintain facilities. Contact Jeff at 740.272.3016 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todd Griffith, BBA - Associate
Todd is Treasurer of rapidly growing Licking Heights LSD. He has served Licking Heights since July 2016 and has over 9 years' experience in school finance. Todd is an expert in EFP software and handles forecasting, budgeting, investing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and financial reporting. Prior to Licking Heights, he served as an administrator for South-Western City Schools as well as in the treasury department at Vandalia-Butler City Schools. Before entering the public sector, Todd worked in the financial industry for several years. Todd holds a bachelor's in business administration from Ohio University and completed his Treasurer's coursework from the University of Dayton. He offers clients expertise in developing five-year forecasts and monthly financial reporting. Contact Todd at 937.416.0570 or email at email@example.com.
Rebecca Jenkins, BS, AS - Associate
Rebecca has earned her AS in accounting from Belmont Technical College, and BS degree in accounting from Wheeling Jesuit College. She is a licensed school treasurer and business manager. She has over 28 years of proven successful school finance experience including 15 years of actual school treasurer experience. Rebecca’s experience as a Treasurer/CFO ranges from districts with a budget of $6 million to over $200 million. Rebecca has received many awards in her career including the OASBO Presidents Award, GFOA Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting, and the 2010 Ohio School Treasurer of the Year Award. Rebecca is very active in state organizations serving on several committees, in addition to serving as President of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials in 2009. Rebecca is currently the Treasurer/CFO of the New Albany Local School District located in Central Ohio. Rebecca is pleased to provide a wide array of services including Treasurer and Superintendent Search Profile services, five-year forecast reviews, and mentoring. Contact Becky at 740.312.5394 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dennis A. Leone, Ed.D, MS, BS - Associate
Dr. Leone has a bachelor's degree in education from Bowling Green State University, a master's degree in public relations from American University, and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Arkansas. He has over 40 years of proven successful experience in education as a teacher, principal and central office administrator -- which includes 23 years as superintendent of schools in Ohio. Dr. Leone is currently an assistant professor of educational administration at Ashland University. Dr. Leone's career spans service in small rural schools to being superintendent in a medium sized city school district, and being elected to the State Teachers Retirement System Board of Directors. During his career, he led several levy efforts, managed numerous negotiations, and handled several student and staff matters. He frequently testifies on proposed bills at the Statehouse and has been successful in writing legislation in Ohio. Dr. Leone has received several awards during his distinguished career including: GFOA Ohio Ethic's Award, BASA Distinguished Service Award, and BASA Exemplary Leadership Award, among others. Dr. Leone is pleased to offer the following services with K-12 Business Consulting: Superintendent and Treasurer executive search services; administrative mentoring services; board and administration team building; and, strategic planning meetings. Contact Dr. Leone at 740.649.2173 or email at email@example.com
Jenni L. Logan, MA Ed., BS
Jenni has earned her MA in school administration from Ohio University, along with a BS in business administration from Shawnee State University. She is a licensed school treasurer and has earned her National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7. She has over 26 years of proven successful school finance experience including 18 years of actual school treasurer experience. Jenni’s experience as a Treasurer/CFO ranges from a district with a budget of $12 million to over $200 million. Jenni is very active in state organizations serving on several committees and is Past President of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials in 2006. Jenni is currently the Treasurer/CFO of the Lakota Local School District the 9th largest district in Ohio. Jenni is pleased to provide a wide array of services including treasurer and superintendent executive recruiting services, debt reviews, five year forecast reviews, levy modeling, comparison studies; and, mentoring services for school business officials. You can contact Jenni at Jlogan@K12consulting.net.
Kathleen D. Lowery, MA, BA - Associate
Kathy earned her BA in science from Otterbein University and her M. ED. in guidance and counseling from The Ohio State University. She is a licensed school superintendent, educational specialist, elementary/secondary principal, guidance and counseling and science teacher. She has over 41 years of proven successful leadership and management experience. Kathy’s experience ranges from private industry to superintendent. Kathy has received many honors and recognition in her career including the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference Award; an honor from the Department of Defense awarded to only 38 professionals nationwide. Kathy is very active in several community and educational organizations serving on many committees. Kathy is pleased to provide superintendent executive recruiting services; administrative mentoring services; board and administration team building; and, strategic planning meetings. Contact Kathy at 614.769.1211 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff McCuen, BA, CPA – Associate & Owner of McCuen's Accounting Services
Jeff earned his BS in accounting from The Ohio State University. He also is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a licensed school treasurer with over 20 years of proven successful school finance experience including 7 years of school treasurer experience as Treasurer/CFO of Worthington City Schools and 13 years as Assistant Treasurer of Dublin City Schools. Jeff's experience ranges from a district with a budget of $100 million to over $200 million. Jeff received many awards in his career including the OASBO Distinguished Service Award, Rich Unger Award, Chuck Gossett Award and was recently presented with the GFOA Lifetime Achievement Award. Jeff is owner of McCuen' s Accounting Service and is associated with K-12 Business Consulting to provide a wide array of services including five year forecasting analysis and preparation; Salary Study's; Community School financial management; levy analysis and modeling; and mentoring services for school business officials. Contact Jeff at 614.354.4380 or email at email@example.com.
Christopher S. Mohr, MBA, BS, AS, RSBA, CGFM, OFAC - President
Chris has earned a MBA majoring in finance and administration, along with a BS in accounting from Miami University of Ohio, and an AS in business administration from Edison State College. He also holds a designation of Registered School Business Administrator and holds the Ohio Financial Accountability Certificate issued by the auditor of state's office. He has over 38 years of proven successful governmental finance and management experience and is a licensed school treasurer, business manager and holds an Ohio Health, Life and Variable Annuity license. He began his career at the Ohio Auditor of States Office as an examiner and field audit supervisor leaving that position to become Treasurer/CFO and Executive Director of Business Affairs of public school system in 1984. He has served district from $30 million to $200 million in budget and has managed both CFO and Director of Business Affairs simultaneously in Dublin and Springfield CSD. Chris has received many awards during his career including Ohio School Treasurer of the Year, Ohio School Business Manager of the Year and the Ohio Association of School Business Official's Virginia Ramsay Award for Distinguished Service to the profession. He brings considerable expertise to school clients in five year forecast assistance in areas of modeling, projecting and presentation; levy analysis; school comparison studies; efficiency reviews; budget preparation and monthly financial report preparation; superintendent and treasurer executive recruiting; mentoring for school business officials, and strategic planning. Contact Chris at 614.580.8544 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karel Oxley, M. Ed., BA, ES – Associate
Karel earned her BA in elementary education from Mary Grove College and her M. Ed. in Guidance and Counseling at the University of Toledo and was bestowed a Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bluffton University. She is a licensed school superintendent, asst. superintendent, elementary principal and 1-8 elementary teacher. She has over 43 years of proven successful leadership and management experience. Karel’s experience ranges from the classroom to superintendent. Karel has received many honors and recognition in her career including the Allen County Visionaries Distinguished Service Honor and Martin Luther King Leadership Award. Karel is very active in state organizations serving on several committees, in addition to having served as President of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the Co-Director of Ohio Leadership Advisory Council. Karel is pleased to provide superintendent executive recruiting services; administrative mentoring services; board and administration team building; and, strategic planning meetings. Contact Karel at 419.549.7526 or email at email@example.com.
Cynthia J. Ritter, MAEd, RSFBO – Associate
Cindy has earned her MA in school finance from Ashland University, along with a BS in business administration from Findlay College. She is a licensed school treasurer and Registered School Finance Business Officer with over 31 years of proven successful school finance experience including 25 years of actual school treasurer experience. Cindy's experience as a Treasurer/CFO ranges from a district with a budget of $12 million to $60 million. Cindy has received many awards in her career including the OASBO Presidents Award, Rich Unger Professionalism Award, Distinguished Service Award, and the Virginia Ramsey Award. Before joining K-12 Business Consulting Cindy's last assignment was CFO of the Marysville Exempted Village School District. Cindy is pleased to provide a wide array of services including five year forecasting analysis and preparation; Straight-A-Fund Grant accounting; levy analysis and modeling; district efficiency reviews; treasurer recruiting services and mentoring services for school business officials. Contact Cindy at 740.412.9526 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adam Zink, BA - Associate
Adam Zink earned a BA in accounting from the University of Cincinnati. He began his professional career with the Ohio Auditor of Sates Office as a project accountant with Local Government Services. As a project accountant, he worked on GAAP, OCBOA, and CAFR reporting for Ohio school districts, counties, cities, townships and villages. In this capacity, Adam worked on several Fiscal Emergency projects for Ohio school districts where he found a passion for developing five-year forecasts. In 2012, he left the Auditor of States Office to become the Treasurer/CFO of districts with budgets from $10 million to $40 million in Southwest Ohio. He holds an Ohio School Treasurer license, is a professional member of GFOA, and OASBO where he is also a past-president of the Ohio Valley OASBO chapter. Currently Adam is the Assistant Treasurer of Ohio’s ninth largest K-12 school district, Lakota Local Schools in Butler County, Ohio. He offers clients expertise in developing five year forecasts, COLA Salary Schedules, long term budget planning, dashboard development, and maximizing office efficiency. Contact Adam at 937.763.0746 or emailing at email@example.com.
K-12 Business Consulting In Association with Compare Ohio Schools
K-12 Business Consulting is pleased to announce its association with Compare Ohio Schools, an organization dedicated to the efficient operation of Ohio’s Public Schools. Compare Ohio Schools' team has proprietary data on all Ohio schools and is able through extensive analysis and graphing to provide easily understood and meaningful trend analysis of key financial and student performance data for Ohio schools, which can be customized to include district-selected peer groups for benchmarking purposes. These reports are very reasonable and provide great insights into key data for boards of education and administration.
Our Associates are Proud Members of One or More of These Associations:
- Ohio School Boards Association
- Ohio Association of School Business Officials
- Association of School Business Officials International
- Buckeye Association of School Administrators
- Government Finance Officers Association
- Association of Governmental Accountants
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"Thank you so very very much!! This has been the EASIEST process ever!! [Five Year Forecast] I truly mean that too! You have been a complete lifesaver to me!! I really can't thank you enough!!"
- Vickie Browing-Prowitt
Treasurer/CFO, Lisbon EVSD
"I want to thank you for your services with the Treasurer search. I sincerely appreciate your professionalism throughout the search. Your thoroughness and guidance was invaluable and the entire experience far exceeded my expectations."
- Brad Blandin
BOE Member, Lake Local SD
"If there was an evaluation questionnaire, there'd be nothing but 10 out of 10s from the beginning to the end throughout the process. ...you even gave us a roadmap to implement your recommendations - that's going above and beyond!"
- Thomas Brockway
Treasurer, Pymatuning LSD
"Working with Chris Ashley has had significant financial benefit to our district, his years of food service experience have provided an exceptional amount of education to myself as a Treasurer, as well as the districts cafeteria staff."
- Kim Jones
Treasurer, Paulding EVSD
"I wanted to thank you again for your direction/assistance with this process. I was impressed with everything you did, it was very thorough and spot on. I know we wouldn't have had the strong pool of candidates without your leadership and you made our jobs difficult, which is a good thing in this case."
- BOE Member
Lake Local School District
"I am so pleased we decided to use your services. It made the process highly efficient, very easy, and, dare I say, enjoyable. I am thrilled to be able to hire someone the quality of Dale. Thanks for uncovering such fine candidates. It surpassed my expectations!"
- Steve Schwitzgable
Board Member, Northeastern LSD