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ASBO Awards Scholarships to Rising Leaders

Ashburn, VA – August 1, 2019 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship awards school business managers who have fewer than five years’ experience with $2,000 to attend ASBO International’s Annual Conference & Expo. The 2019 conference will be held in October in National Harbor, MD.

“The Emerging Leaders Scholarship provides an opportunity for relatively new school business officials to benefit from targeted professional development and a network of mentors to guide them in their careers,” says ASBO International Executive Director David Lewis. “ASBO International is committed to recognizing and supporting promising new professionals as they develop into our leaders of tomorrow, and this scholarship is one way to honor that commitment.”

The 2019 Emerging Leaders Scholarship recipients are:

Jessica Beemer, CPA, Finance Manager, Roanoke County Public Schools, Roanoke, VA

Lisa K. Bjorklund, CSBO, Assistant Director of Business Services, Mead School District 354, Mead, WA

Noelle D. Brossman, MBA, PCSBA, Director of Human Resources, Palmyra Area School District, Palmyra, PA

Tanya Bunting, Director of Finance and Operations, Oakville School District, Oakville, WA

Tim Burns, Business Manager, Manchester-Shortsville Central School District, Shortsville, NY

Cheryl Campbell, School Business, Finance and Operations Manager, Thomas Tallis School, London, UK

Brittany Gilman, Business Manager, Addison Central School District, Middlebury, VT

Christine Imming, MSA, Director of Finance and Human Resources, Animas High School, Durango, CO

Jeff Johanning, Business Manager, Lancaster Community Schools, Lancaster, WI

Kristin Johnson, PCSBA, Assistant Director of Business Administration, North Penn School District, Lansdale, PA

Trevor Moore, Chief School Business Official, Peotone Community Unit School District 207U, Peotone, IL

Katie Niday, Accounts Payable Supervisor, Des Moines Public School District, Des Moines, IA

Angila Petris, MBA, Director of Finance, South Coast Education Service District, Coos Bay, OR

Samuel Pugh, CPA, Finance Accountant, Mesa County Valley School District 51, Grand Junction, CO

Bryan (B.J.) Ryan, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Moore Public Schools, Moore, OK

Jennifer Snyderman, CFE, PCSBA, Assistant Director of Business Services, Donegal School District, Mount Joy, PA

Christine Thelen, CPA, Business Manager, School District of Mishicot, Mishicot, WI

Allison Wally, Business Manager, Oxford School District, Oxford, MS

The mentors for the 2019 scholarship recipients are:

Lyndsey Fleser, Finance Manager, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Holland, MI

Trisha Schock, Assistant Fiscal Director, North Central Elementary School District 171, Wenatchee, WA

Learn more about ASBO International’s Emerging Leaders Scholarship at and the Annual Conference & Expo at

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About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at