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Reston, VA – August 18, 2015 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) congratulates the 2015 Eagle Awards recipients for their dedication to students and commitment to leadership and fiscal responsibility. The Eagle Awards are the highest honor ASBO International bestows upon its members.

Earl P. Burke, MBA, chief financial officer and assistant superintendent for business services and operations for the Hinds County School District in Raymond, Mississippi, is the International Eagle Award winner. As the International Eagle Award recipient, Burke will receive a $5,000 college scholarship to present to a high school student.

The Distinguished Eagle Award recipients are:

  • Claire Hertz, chief financial officer, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Louis J. Pepe, MBA, QPA, RSBA, assistant superintendent for business, City of Summit Public Schools, Summit, New Jersey
  • Steven Stanfield, SFO, RSBO, director of business services, DeSoto Parish School Board, Mansfield, Louisiana

Each will receive a $2,500 college scholarship to present to a high school student.

Formal presentation of the awards will take place on October 24 at ASBO International’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Expo in Grapevine, Texas.

“School business officials are dedicated to ensuring all students have the resources they need to receive the quality education they deserve,” ASBO International Executive Director John Musso says. “I am especially proud to recognize these individuals whose commitment to education has benefited so many.”

Now in its 23rd year, the Eagle Awards are sponsored by AXA. Since 1859, AXA has been a leading nationwide issuer of life insurance and annuity products. For more information about AXA, visit

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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is an educational association that supports school business professionals. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards of school business management, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources. For more information about ASBO, visit