Vandalia-Butler City Schools
Week 3: Casually Cool
What hobbies, activities, and pastimes fuel your passion?
I enjoy remodeling projects, re-purposing materials, and doing yard work with my wife. I am energized and enjoy spending as much time as I possibly can with my family and friends. I enjoy watching Buckeyes football. There is nothing better than when we all line up on a Saturday in the fall at The Shoe in Columbus!
Week 2: Workplace Image
What does an average day (or week) of your life look like?
As the Treasurer and CFO of Vandalia-Butler City Schools, my day begins between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. by checking both the District and my personal bank balances and the banking activity within the accounts. At 7:00 a.m., it’s off to the office, where I wear many “hats,” for the many activities I oversee. Various responsibilities immediately begin including: team supervision, budgetary compliance and oversight, educating staff, community members and board members on school finance and current and pending legislative impacts on the District, preparing and monitoring five-year financial forecasts, monthly financial reports, responding and interacting with media, just to name a few. But, my most favorite ”hat” is when I have the opportunity of interacting with students in the classroom. While I never know what each day will truly hold for me, and while many days go quite differently than what’s on my calendar, I wouldn’t have it any other way! I love being a school treasurer/CFO and the people I currently, and previously, have worked with! It’s more than a career; it’s a great part of who I am!
Week 1: First Impressions
How did you become the man you are today?
I am blessed to have the support of my family, friends, colleagues and, most importantly, wife of 30 years, Dee. They have provided me with endless inspiration and belief throughout my personal life and professional career.
Why should people vote for you as the best Role Model for Men at Work?
Each day, I am working diligently to direct as many dollars to the classroom as I possibly can to allow teachers to teach, and support and central office staff to assist, with the end result being inspiring and educating our future leaders. By voting for me, this will be no different; I will help local job seekers build their confidence and achieve their career goals and aspirations so please, VOTE and SHOW ME THE MONEY!!