2010 Candidate for Director
Mark Pepera, RSBO
Chief Financial Officer
Westlake City Schools
Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Mark Pepera has been a school business official since 1992, and currently serves as CFO to the Westlake City School District in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He has been recognized for his service by the Ohio Legislature, the Auditor of State, and his peers, receiving the CFO of the Year award in 2008. An ASBO International member since 1996, Pepera is the chairman of the 403(b) Council and vice chairman of the International Aspects Committee.
He is no stranger to public service and has been an active member in ASBO, participating in more than 13 annual conferences, various leadership opportunities, and site visits to several U.S. and Canadian affiliates as well as the National College for School Leadership in the U.K. In addition, Pepera has presented in the U.S. and the U.K. on various school business topics and served as co-chair of the host committee for ASBO’s 2004 Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mark Pepera's Vision Statement
How wonderful it is to celebrate our organization’s Centennial this year in Orlando. I want to thank those individuals who have helped pave the way for our success! In looking to the future, it is important to stay focused on our core mission for the school business officials who will follow us, and for the students who need us. To achieve our BHAG, we must place focus on the following areas:
Credentialing: ASBO will establish a premier program that distinguishes members and promotes the highest standards in school business management.
Member Value: ASBO will continue to create “value” for members, which will retain and recruit future SBOs.
Global Networking: ASBO will build on their global awareness initiatives and look for ways within their means to increase collaboration among International members and partners.
Maintain Fiscal Stability: ASBO will be accountable to their affiliates, members, and vendor partners.