The Westerville City School District will have a new treasurer in July.

The school board May 21 approved of hiring Nicole Marshall of the Fairborn City School District as treasurer, effective July 1.

The board also approved a consulting agreement with Marshall as an independent contractor, effective May 22 to June 30, to transition responsibility for district business from the current interim treasurer, Laura Hendricks.

The agreement states the days of service will include up to 10 days as authorized by the board president.

Compensation will be on a per-diem rate of $576.92, which will be paid on a monthly or bimonthly basis, as determined by the board.

The employment agreement with Marshall as treasurer continues through July 31, 2021.

She will be paid an annual salary of $150,000.

Greg Viebranz, district communications and technology director, said benefits are estimated at $35,600, assuming she would opt in to medical, dental and vision insurance plans.

"The board was highly committed to finding the right person to fill this critical vacancy,” Superintendent John Kellogg said. “They put a great deal of time and energy into their search for the district's next treasurer. I look forward to working with Nicole and can't wait for her to join our leadership team full time."

Marshall, who turns 37 on May 31, said the Westerville school district is well known for academic excellence and enjoys the reputation of being a “destination district” where people want to work and live.

“Westerville is a beautiful city with loads of charm,” Marshall said. “My family and I fell in love with the city and the schools instantly. We’re excited about moving and becoming part of the community. I'm also very much looking forward to what the future holds for Westerville City Schools and being part of the district’s leadership team.”

Marshall has worked as treasurer at Fairborn for the past four years. Prior to that, she was assistant treasurer for Kettering City Schools from January 2012 to August 2014. She also worked as a project accountant for the state auditor’s office from 2005 to 2012.

Marshall has both a school treasurer license and a school business-manager license from the Ohio Department of Education.

She attended Shawnee State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

She is a past president of the Miami Valley School Business Officials and is active with the Ohio Association of School Business Officials as a current member of their Foundation Board.

The Ohio School Boards Association facilitated the search process on behalf of the Westerville Board of Education

Former Westerville treasurer Bart Griffith began disability retirement Jan.1, after working with the district for six years.

Read the full story in the May 24 edition of ThisWeek Westerville News & Public Opinion.