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Unsung Hero: Jill Duncan, New Hampton School

Leadership | Duncan’s generative thinking and collaborative leadership style have helped launch a successful health insurance consortium. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools and exemplify...


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Unsung Hero: James Cooper, Sequoyah School

Leadership | Through concerted efforts at the board level, Cooper is helping to significantly advance diversity, equity and inclusion at Sequoyah School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools and...


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5 Minutes with Chris Lukach: Pivotal Moments

Risk Management | When communicating about difficult issues, do not aim to avoid conflict but rather strive to convey the school's work and the spirit in which it is done. Interview by Amber Stockham From the July/August 2021 Net Assets magazine Chris Lukach, APR is CEO of...


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Developing Future Leaders from Within

Leadership | Succession planning and opportunities for internal advancement can make for smooth transitions and sustained leadership. By Deana Paradis, Louisville Collegiate School Independent schools’ hiring policies generally stipulate that search committees consider a pool of...


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Back in Action at BOI

Leadership | Feature image: Participants in the virtual Business Officer Institute don the event's swag — hats. Last week, from June 21-24, 50 new and relatively new business officers met to learn and connect during NBOA’s first virtual Business Officer Institute . While the program...


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Award Winner Spotlight: Quentin Voyles, Saint Edward's School

Leadership | Voyles has formed strong and trusting relationships with faculty, which has led to piloting new classroom technologies and continual improvements in delivering education. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable contributions made by independent...


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Until We Meet Again

CEO Notebook | The next generation of business officers is making connections virtually this week. How will we be meeting and learning from each other next year? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO In an ideal world, I would be on an NBOA member school campus...


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Award Winner Spotlight: Jennifer Cody Murphy, Hilton Head Preparatory School

Leadership | Cody Murphy played a foundational role in the development of business office practices that have helped her school grow over the past three decades. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable contributions made by independent school business, finance...


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Award Winner Spotlight: Sue Pacini, Ruffing Montessori School

Leadership | Throughout her 35-year career, Pacini has strived to create best-in-class financial policies and practices at her school. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable contributions made by independent school business, finance and operations staff who are...


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Award Winner Spotlight: Jayme Karolyi, The Shipley School

Leadership | Continuously stretching her limits, Karolyi has lent a hand in nearly every aspect of business and operations at The Shipley School. The NBOA Professional Achievement Award recognizes the invaluable contributions made by independent school business, finance and operations...