Experienced education executive managing all levels of campus operations including budgeting, administration, food service, facilities maintenance and development, technology and safety/security.
Business operations organization
Internal auditing skills
Effective analytical skills
Departmental operations management
Increased organization's ending annual fund balance from $2.7 Million to $17.6 Million
Raised employee salaries from bottom one-third in St. Louis County to the top one-third in St. Louis County
Developed and managed capital improvement budgets for ten facilities
Managed over $100 Million in facilities construction
Outsourced food service operations and ended deficit spending in this area of operations
Adjunct Professor June 2013 to CurrentLindenwood University - St. Charles, MO
Teaching Advanced School Finance courses and Business Management for Higher Education online course for the Graduate Education Leadership Program.
Adjunct Professor January 2013 to CurrentSouthwest Baptist University - St. Louis, MO
Teaching Advanced School Finance course for Graduate Education Program.
Assistant Superintendent / Chief Operations Officer January 1996 to CurrentWebster Groves School District - St. Louis, Missouri
Oversight of all business and administrative functions for the School District, including development and monitoring of an annual $62 million budget,
Developed long term budget planning including financial forecasting and cost management procedures,
Managed accounts receivable/payable, payroll and fringe benefit operations for district employees.
Research and develop all salary schedules and fringe benefit packages for the Board of Education.
Conduct annual salary negotiations with all employee groups.
Develop and implement policies and guidelines regarding business administration, risk management, human resources, facilities, maintenance/custodial, transportation, security and food service operations as well as supervision for these departments.
Direct technology staffing to meet all administrative needs.
Facilitate ongoing advisory committees for the Board of Education (Finance Advisory Committee and Building Advisory Committee).
Oversee all aspects of risk management and develop, monitor and update the district's ten year capital improvements plan for all facilities.
Oversee all facility renovations and additions.
Account Executive January 1994 to January 1996SMART, Inc - Kansas City, Missouri
Consulting with school districts and hospitals to design and implement preventive and primary health care programs.
Developed fiscal studies and revenue projections for school districts to implement State and Federal Medicaid programs.
Assistant to the Commissioner of Education January 1993 to January 1995Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Jefferson City, MO
Lead staff person for the Commissioner and the State Board of Education.
Represented the Department in a wide array of policy and budget meetings with the General Assembly and the Governor's Office.
Coordinated all human resources and administrative activities within the Office of the Commissioner.
Responsible for organizing the State Board of Education meetings.
Conducted compensation studies for the department to determine appropriate compensation and benefit requests for the state legislature.
Annually visited numerous school districts in Missouri and participated in assessing the districts through the Missouri School Improvement Reviews.
Director of Desegregation Services January 1990 to January 1993MIssouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Jefferson City, MO
Evaluated and monitored activities related to Kansas City and St.
Louis desegregation court cases.
Developed and maintained an automated program for distribution of court ordered desegregation tuition incentive payments.
Supervised professional and support staff involved in the collection and analysis of desegregation data, including expenditure and revenue reports for the Governor's Office.
Monitored and processed federal court ordered payments of approximately $408 million annually.
Facilitated negotiations of desegregation budgets with the St.
Louis and Kansas City School Districts.
Negotiated construction budgets for renovations and new facilities.
Provided research and technical assistance to the Attorney General's Office concerning fiscal and educational positions for the State of Missouri.
Provided testimony concerning desegregation issues to the General Assembly and Federal Courts.
Federal Court appointed member of the Budget Review Committee.
Legislative Analyst January 1983 to January 1989Missouri Department of Revenue - Jefferson City, Missouri
Lead lobbyist and fiscal analyst assessing and tracking over two hundred legislative proposals through the General Assembly.
Provided testimony before legislative committees.
Worked with House and Senate staff to draft proposed legislation.
Assisted the Department of Revenue in its annual budget preparation and monitored the budget through the General Assembly.
Worked within the General Counsel's Office to create Administrative DWI Hearing Offices throughout the State of Missouri.
Establishment of these offices included hiring and supervising attorneys and support staff, automating a case tracking system and coordination of administrative rulings with the Drivers License Bureau.
EdD : Instructional Leadership, 2012Lindenwood University - St. Charles, Missouri2011-2012 Sue Spellman Graduate Award in Education
Master of Public Administration : Organizational Management, 1992University of Missouri - Columbia, MissouriGPA: GPA: 76
Bachelor of Arts : Fine Arts, 1983Oklahoma Baptist University - Shawnee, OklahomaGPA: Graduated Cum LaudeFine Arts Graduated Cum Laude
Phi Delta Kappa International
Member Missouri School Business Officials Organization
Member National Association of School Business Officials
Member Missouri Association of School Administrators
Member American Association of School Administrators
Member St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association
Member Missouri United School Insurance Council
Member Webster Groves Tax Increment Finance Commission
Member Rock Hill Tax Increment Finance Commission
Strong technology skills using excel formulas
Development of construction timelines/schedules
Creation of facilities renovation and new construction budgets
Dr. Brent Underwood
Faculty member – Leadership & Higher Ed.
St. Louis University
Former Superintendent of Schools