Erin K. Green, MBA, RSBA
Director of Business
Greendale School District
Erin Green is the director of business services for the Greendale School District in Greendale Wisconsin, a high achieving, moderate income-level Milwaukee area suburban school district of 2,500 students. Her 31-year career has spanned from working in juvenile corrections as a business administrator to working in suburban and rural school districts as the chief business official.
She has pursued a diverse course of studies. Her undergraduate degree in psychology helps her work well with organizations and people; her MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison trained her to lead organizations; and her coursework in school business management and certification by the Wisconsin DPI has helped her understand the complexities of educational administration.
During college, she belonged to an association that arranged foreign internships for business students, taking her to France and Finland to work. She was a charter member of the International Association of Personnel Women, president of the Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators, and since 1993, has been an active member of ASBO and WASBO, serving as membership chair for WASBO and chair and vice chair for the Environmental Aspects Committee for ASBO.
Erin Green's Vision Statement
Do we go global?
The European Union has made huge strides in funding and delivering educational services tied to the economies of their countries. We need to understand the international landscape, gleaned from new members. The rocketing economies of India, China, and other countries are important to education. Education is being outsourced--jobs are tied to global activity. We have affiliates in Canada already. ASBO should guard against being too “UScentric.” ASBO can only benefit from the collective wisdom of international members.
How do we become “players” in reform/change?
ASBO members must be positioned to be players in reforming funding systems, curricula, and linking our efforts to outcomes--to our students’ success and achievement. We must continue the world class professional leadership development that is our trademark. It is critical that ASBO and/or our affiliates be at the table before important educational legislative decisions are made, at the local, state and national levels. Research by ASBO committees and members would develop positions to use at the table. We need people to understand what it is we do. We are not just “bean counters”; we are CFOs doing millions of dollars of business annually, often the largest local employer, our school systems a critical part of the local economy.
We need our own “CPA/MD/RD/JD/RN.”
Tie our credential to ASBO’s Standards of the Profession. Credentialing is a way to ensure both mobility and quality in the profession. This portable, internationally recognized credential will be important to our GenXers /Millienials.
How does ASBO stay relevant and viable?
Collaboration with the affiliate leaders has drilled deeper than ever before. ASBO’s professional committee structure is being reloaded. Through this work, together with ASBO’s talented headquarters staff, we will find the path to staying relevant, offering continually improving services, and attracting (and keeping) new members, in an era when associations are dying on the vine.