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School Business Officials Honored for Innovative Solutions

Reston, VA – June 27, 2018 – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of ASBO International’s Pinnacle Awards, which recognize innovative school business officials for their resourcefulness and ingenuity solving challenges facing school districts today.

ASBO International’s 2018 Pinnacle of Excellence Award honoree is Robert E. Wilkinson, director of maintenance and operations at Frederick County Public Schools in Frederick, MD, for an online, self-directed onboarding program that provides employees with the information they need to serve the district and its students.

The 2018 ASBO International Pinnacle of Achievement Award winners are:

Chris Potts, chief operating officer at Upper Arlington City Schools in Upper Arlington, OH, for a facilities master planning process that reflected the community’s vision for the future of the district.

John A. Williams, chief financial officer at Uinta County School District 1 in Evanston, WY, for an Excel Power Query-based process to streamline and automate reports and crosschecks.

Robert L. Yoder, RSBA, assistant superintendent at the Southern Hancock Schools in New Palestine, IN, for a creative planning process that transformed an outdated facility into a 21st century learning environment.

The awards showcase replicable projects and practices, which allow district business leaders to exchange and implement new ideas to better support their schools and communities, and are sponsored by Virco, Inc.

ASBO International Executive Director John Musso, CAE, RSBA, says, “With Virco’s support, we are privileged to celebrate these exemplary leaders for their innovative strategies solving challenges within their school communities. Congratulations to this year’s Pinnacle winners!”

Brian True, Virco, Inc. Vice President of Sales, National Sales Group, adds, “Virco values our 60-year partnership with ASBO International and our sponsorship of the Pinnacle Awards. It’s an honor to recognize school business officials whose creative solutions not only help their districts but inspire others to replicate their efforts.”

The Pinnacle Award recipients will be recognized at ASBO International’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo in Kissimmee, Florida, in September.

For more information about ASBO International’s Pinnacle Awards, visit

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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

About Virco
Virco Inc., is America’s leading furniture and equipment manufacturer and supplier for the K–12 market. Active in ASBO International for 60 years, Virco is proud to honor outstanding practices and new ideas in the school business profession.