Marysville News

Board interviews five treasurer candidates


The Marysville Board of Education spent three days this past week interviewing candidates to replace district treasurer Cindy Ritter, who will retire Dec. 31.

Board President Jeff Mabee said second-round interviews will start Nov. 11.

"Then (we want) to have a decision done in time to vote to approve the new treasurer at our Nov. 21 regular board meeting," Mabee said.

The five candidates, all within Ohio, who were interviewed last week include:

* Judith Geers, treasurer for the Green County Vocational School District in Xenia.

* William Parkinson, treasurer/CFO with the Willoughby-Eastlake City School District in Willoughby.

* Darren Meredith, treasurer/CFO with Paint Valley School District in Bainbridge.

* Todd Johnson, assistant treasurer for the Olentangy Local School District in Lewis Center.

* Robert Kuehnle, treasurer/CFO with the Benjamin Logan Local School District near Bellefontaine.

Geers was interviewed Monday, Oct. 28. She has more than 14 years of experience as a school district treasurer/CFO. She began her current job in November 2005.

From August 2003 to 2005, she was treasurer at the Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center in Urbana. Before that, she spent four years with London City Schools as the treasurer.

Geers holds a bachelor of science degree in business management leadership from Urbana University.

Parkinson and Meredith were interviewed Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Parkinson has worked at the Willoughby-Eastlake City School District since 2012. He served as treasurer/CFO with the Strongsville City School District from 2004-2012, was treasurer for the Wyoming City School District from 2003-2004 and was assistant treasurer with Mentor Exempted Village Schools from 1999-2003.

He also worked as a financial analyst for the Lake Hospital System from 1997-1999.

Parkinson earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and finance from Miami University.

Meredith has been employed at the Paint Valley School District since 2011. He has also been a self-employed CPA since 1994. From 1990-2011, he was employed in the Ohio Auditor's Office as an assistant auditor/audit manager/team leader.

Meredith is a graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in general business.

Interviews with Johnson and Kuehnle were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Johnson has been with the Olentangy Local School District since 2008. In 2011, he took on additional duties as treasurer for Woodbury, Integrity and Columbus Primary Academies.

From 2005 to 2008, he was the treasurer at the Dalton Local School District in Dalton, Ohio. Johnson worked for the state auditor's office from 2002-2005. He earned an MBA from Otterbein University.

Kuehnle has been with the Benjamin Logan Local School District since November 2003. He served as assistant treasurer for Reynoldsburg City Schools from December 2002 to November 2003.

He earned an MBS from Bluffton University.