July 28, 2022

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ASBO Awards Scholarships to Rising School Business Leaders

Ashburn, VA – July 28, 2022 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Emerging Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship program, which is sponsored by Security Benefit, awards school business managers who have five years or less experience with $2,000 to attend ASBO International’s Annual Conference & Expo. The 2022 conference will be held in October in Portland, OR.

“ASBO International is committed to supporting promising new school business professionals as they develop into our leaders of tomorrow,” says ASBO International Executive Director David Lewis. “The Emerging Leaders Scholarship provides an opportunity for these relatively new school business officials to benefit early on from targeted professional development and a network of mentors who can guide them now and well into the future.”

“We are proud to support the 2022 Emerging Leaders Scholarship,” says Don Wiley, Vice President and National Director of Affinity Market Relationships for Security Benefit. “As a company that has focused on supporting education leadership for more than 60 years, we recognize the importance of ensuring our school business leaders have the support and training they need to lead our schools well into the future.”

The 2022 Emerging Leaders Scholarship recipients are:

Bo Charlton, Business Manager, Lake Chelan School District, East Wenatchee, WA

Kimneye Cox, MBA, Director of Business Services, Ascension Parish School Board, Donaldsonville, LA

Sandy Friendshuh, Business Manager, Copper River School District, Glennallen, AK

Chad Green, SFO, Chief School Financial Officer, Gulf Shores City Schools, Gulf Shores, AL

Marquez Guzman, Director of Business and Auxiliary Services, Salem School District, Salem, WI

Daniel Haynes, CFE, Financial Compliance Analyst, Epic Charter School, Oklahoma City, OK

Shane Hecox, Director of Finance, Buhler Unified School District 313, Buhler, KS

Tyler Hoffman, Fiscal Coordinator, Education Service District 112, Vancouver, WA

Ashley Jaquez, Fiscal Systems Analyst, Education Service District 101, Spokane, WA

Logan Gordon, CMMS Administrator, Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick, MD

Dana Loucks, CPA, Staff Accountant, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, Bedford, TX

Fred Marsalis, Jr., MBA, CLSBO, Business Manager, Concordia Parish School Board, Natchez, MS

Peter Mills, Supervisor of Facilities Services, Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Doylestown, PA

Aaron Norris, Director of Finance and Operations, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, Glendale, WI

Joe Ostlund, MBA, Finance Compliance Manager, Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11, Brooklyn Park, MN

Nicole Pearce, District Treasurer/Financial Manager, Skiatook Public Schools, Skiatook, OK

James Schauss, Procurement and Budget Manager of Capital Planning and Construction, Highline School District, Burien, WA

Jacqueline Vernon, Director of Business Operations, Raytown C-2 School District, Raytown, MO

The mentors for the 2022 scholarship recipients are:

Demetri Andrews, Business Administrator, Platteville School District, Platteville, WI

Brandy N. Smith, PCSBA, Business Manager/Board Secretary, Montoursville Area School District

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


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

About Security Benefit
Security Benefit Corporation (“Security Benefit”), through its subsidiary Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (SBL), a Kansas-based insurance company that has been in business for 130 years, is a leader in the U.S. retirement market. Security Benefit together with its affiliates offers products in a full range of retirement markets and wealth segments for employers and individuals and held $46.9 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021. Security Benefit, an Eldridge business, continues its mission of helping Americans To and Through Retirement®. Learn more at and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.