Greenon Board Hires New Treasurer/CFO

Greenon Board Hires New Treasurer/CFO
Posted on 10/11/2021
Mr. Garth Whitaker brings experience as an assistant treasurer and former state auditor to his new role.The Greenon Board of Education voted unanimously Monday, October 11, to hire Mr. Garth Whitaker as the district’s next Treasurer/CFO.
Mr. Whitaker comes to the district from Xenia Community Schools, where he has served as Assistant Treasurer for three years. As Assistant Treasurer, his duties include daily oversight of operations, account reconciliations and reports, and consulting and assisting in the preparation and review of the five-year forecast and budgets.
“Mr. Whitaker’s enthusiasm for school finance and collaborative leadership style will be an asset in our Treasurer’s Office and a great addition to our administrative team,” said Board President Mr. Dennis Henry. “His experiences as an assistant treasurer and auditor give him a strong foundation of knowledge about the ins and outs of school finance and operations that will allow him to hit the ground running in his new role.”
Prior to joining Xenia Community Schools, Mr. Whitaker worked as an Auditor with the Auditor of the State of Ohio for six years. As an Auditor, he performed audits of schools, counties, townships, and other government agencies, developing strong research skills, a clear understanding of state and federal compliance, and the ability to resolve accounting and audit-related issues.
“I am honored to be selected as the next Treasurer/CFO for Greenon Schools,” said Mr. Whitaker. “I look forward to getting to know the district, staff, and community, and I am grateful for the opportunity to use my knowledge, leadership skills, and insight to enhance the district’s demonstrated commitment to educational excellence and financial responsibility.”
Mr. Whitaker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Wittenberg University and completed additional coursework in School Law and School Finance for Educators online through the University of Phoenix. Mr. Whitaker was selected from a field of candidates through a search completed in partnership with K12 Consulting, Inc.
He fills the vacancy left by Mr. Brad McKee, who resigned in August to accept other employment. His first day with Greenon Schools will be November 1, 2021.

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