K-12 Business Consulting, Inc.
K-12 Business Consulting, Inc.

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Meet K-12 Business Consulting's Associates

We are pleased to introduce our associates. You will find a brief description of each associate along with their academic credentials, extensive work experiences and areas of core compentencies that each specialize in. Each associate is a field tested expert. Listed in alphabetical order are:

Jonathan L. Boyd, BS, MS, RSBA - Associate

 

Jon has his MS in adminstration majoring in organizations from Central Michigan University and a BS in accounting and finance from Urbana University. He is a licensed school treasurer and business manager in addition to being a Registered School Business Administrator with over 36 years of proven successful experience as a government finance expert. He began his career in the Ohio Auditor of States Office as a field auditor supervisor leaving that post in 1985 to become Treasurer/CFO of school systems ranging in size from $12 million budget to over $600 million. Jon has received many awards in his career including being named Ohio School Treasurer of the year. Before joining K-12 Business Consulting Jonathan's last assignment was CFO of Cincinnati City Schools, Ohio's 3rd largest public school. Jon is pleased to provide a wide array of services including five year forecasting analysis and preparation; levy analysis; organizational analysis of school business operations; district efficiency reviews; treasurer recruiting services and mentoring services for school business officials. Contact Jonathan at 614.296.6167 or email at jboyd@k12consulting.net.

Debbie Campbell, BA, MA - 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 dcampbell@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 mfeasel@k12consulting.net.

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 jgordon@k12consulting.net.

Rebecca Jenkins, AS, BS - 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 rjenkins@k12consulting.net.

Dennis A. Leone, BS, MS, Ed.D - 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 dleone@k12consulting.net

Kathleen D. Lowery, BA, MA - 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 klowery@k12consulting.net.

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 jmccuen@k12consulting.net.

Christopher S. Mohr, AS, BS, MBA, 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 cmohr@k12consulting.net.

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  cjritter@k12consulting.net.

David A. Varda, BS, CPA - Associate

 

David A. Varda served as OASBO's Executive Director March 1, 2006 until July, 2016. Prior to that David has nearly 30 years of public service in Ohio mostly in Public Education. Prior to serving as OASBO Executive Director has was Chief Deputy Auditor in the Ohio auditor of States Office overseeing audit administration, recruiting and training, special audits and quality assurance. Prior to that he was the Associate Superintendent for School Finance and Accountability at the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for 3 years. He is a former public school treasurer (serving at Upper Arlington Schools for nearly 18 years), and also served as council member and Mayor for the city of Upper Arlington. David is recognized as an expert in the areas of school finance and audit-related topics and is networked state-wide for Treasurer/CFO search services. Contact David at 614.569.9558 or email at dvarda@k12consulting.net.

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.

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