Straight Financial Talk (CPIM Approved)
Recorded On: 04/26/2021
Fees: $55 (Non-Member) / $30 (Member)
Gibberish and gobbledygook too often are the norm in school financial communications. The use of straightforward terms and concise explanations demonstrates true mastery of the topic. The result is enhanced credibility for the school business official as a member of the leadership team. It also helps supportive community members convey financial information with confidence and authority.
Treasurer, Orange City School District
Todd Puster brings more than a quarter century of experience as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Ohio school districts. Currently, leading the fiscal operations of the Orange City School District in suburban Cleveland, he has served the following school districts: East Liverpool, Streetsboro, Ashland and West Geauga. Todd is considered among the leading commentators on Ohio school finance and is the author of several professional articles.
OASBO Past President and Retired Treasurer, K12 Business Consulting
Chris has over 38 years of proven successful governmental finance and management experience and is a licensed school treasurer, business manager, and holds an Ohio Health, Life and Variable Annuity license. He began his career at the Ohio Auditor of State's Office as an examiner and field audit supervisor leaving that position to become Treasurer/CFO and Executive Director of Business Affairs of public school system in 1984. He has served district from $30 million to $200 million in budget and has managed both CFO and Director of Business Affairs simultaneously in Dublin and Springfield CSD. Chris has received many awards during his career including Ohio School Treasurer of the Year, Ohio School Business Manager of the Year and the Virginia Ramsay Award for Distinguished Service to the profession. He brings considerable expertise to school clients in five year forecast assistance in areas of modeling, projecting and presentation; levy analysis; school comparison studies; efficiency reviews; budget preparation and monthly financial report preparation; superintendent and treasurer executive recruiting; mentoring for school business officials, and strategic planning.
Chris earned a MBA majoring in finance and administration, along with a BS in accounting from Miami University of Ohio, and an AS in business administration from Edison State College. He also holds a designation of Registered School Business Administrator and holds the Ohio Financial Accountability Certificate issued by the auditor of state's office.
Dolores "Dee" Cramer
Retired Treasurer, OASBO Past President
Dolores, an OASBO past president, had a successful career as an Ohio school district treasurer/CFO for over 30 years in various districts around the state. Upon retirement, she worked as a Fiscal Support Manager for an Information Technology Center. In addition, she spent five years as the Professional Development Curriculum Writer and manager of OASBO’s Mentoring program for new SBOs.
Prior to joining K-12 Business Consulting in 2019, where she performs treasurer searches for school districts, she spent 4 years as an end-user tester for the State Software Redesign project.