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2023 MISBO Annual Conference

2023 MISBO Annual Conference

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 to Friday, October 27, 2023

Event Details

The 2023 MISBO Annual Conference is designed for the operational leaders in independent schools.

This year's theme, "The Clear and Now," is all about gaining clarity and overcoming obstacles to achieve success. Don't miss your chance to enjoy the fun at Clearwater Beach's pristine white sand and crystal-clear waters soaking up the sun and knowledge!

Join friends old and new as we gather the best and brightest industry professionals.

Shoes that the MISBO Staff plans to wear at the 2023 Annual Conference.

Who Should Attend:

  • Business and Operations Officers
  • Business and Operations Staff
  • HR Directors
  • Technology Directors
  • Facilities Directors
  • Auxiliary Programs Directors
  • Heads of School
  • Other Administration and School Leaders

Earn CPE credits by attending this event!

Pre-Conference Workshop

Don’t miss The Westminster Schools’ Keith Evans, Head of School, and Toni Boyd, Vice President for Finance and Operations, as they present an invaluable workshop on how these two roles can build and maintain a successful partnership.


Add to conference registration:  $59
Pre-conference workshop only:  $99

Wednesday, October 25
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lunch will be provided.

Please sign up when you register. 

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Pre-Sale (3/20 - 4/8):  $395
Early Bird (4/9 – 5/31):  $450
Regular (6/1 - 10/6):  $550
Late (after 10/6): $650

Early Bird (4/9 – 5/31):  $575 
Regular (6/1 - 10/6):  $675 
Late (after 10/6): $795

Hotel & Travel

This event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. View hotel & travel details.


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Earn CPE credits at this conference! 

MISBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

HRCI Credit

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

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Ric Anderson
Ric Anderson Chief Financial Officer Tallulah Falls School
Alene Arenas
Alene Arenas Controller Riverside Military Academy
Alene Arenas
Alene Arenas Controller Riverside Preparatory Academy
Courtney Barbito
Courtney Barbito Director of Auxiliary and Volunteer Services Mount Paran Christian School
Casey Barron
Casey Barron Director of Information Technology Tallulah Falls School
Ellie Begley
Ellie Begley Director of Business Office / Controller The Woodlands Christian Academy
Jimmy Bettis
Jimmy Bettis Director of Facilities Mount Pisgah Christian School
Marcia Bettis
Marcia Bettis Director of Human Resources Mount Pisgah Christian School
Nicole Borosky
Nicole Borosky Controller Berkeley Preparatory School
Josh Brady
Josh Brady Assistant Director of Information Technology Tallulah Falls School
Crystal Brown
Crystal Brown Director of Accounting Battle Ground Academy
Julie Burke
Julie Burke Controller McDonogh School
Joy Buzzard
Joy Buzzard Director of Finance & Operations The New Community School
Scott Carlson
Scott Carlson Chief Financial Officer Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Will Cohen
Will Cohen Athletics Director The First Academy
Paige Coker
Paige Coker Human Resources The Altamont School
Jenni Cole
Jenni Cole Director of Business Operation George Walton Academy
Lee Conner
Lee Conner Vice President for Operations Woodward Academy
Joe Cordero
Joe Cordero IT Director Mt. Paran Christian School, Inc.
Lacey Dapore
Lacey Dapore HR Assistant Carrollwood Day School
Lourdes de la Huerta
Lourdes de la Huerta Facilities Coordinator Miami Country Day School
Jonathan Ehrlich
Jonathan Ehrlich CFOO Carolina Day School
Tiffany Fernandez
Tiffany Fernandez Accounts Payable Battle Ground Academy
Marlee Fleming
Marlee Fleming Diector of Human Resources Tallulah Falls School
Christopher Flynn
Christopher Flynn Interim IT Director Carrollwood Day School
Shelly Fossati
Shelly Fossati Human Resource Director Greensboro Day School
Jodee Foster
Jodee Foster Director of Human Resources Mount Paran Christian School
Jessica Francisco
Jessica Francisco Controller The Out-of-Door Academy
Janet Fulbright
Janet Fulbright Director of Business and Finance Mount Paran Christian School
Beth Gaffney
Beth Gaffney Student Billing/Virtual Bookstore Manager Berkeley Preparatory School
Valiere Gamble
Valiere Gamble Director of HR Battle Ground Academy
Carrie Gordon
Carrie Gordon Assistant Controller Woodward Academy
Janet Graham
Janet Graham Director of Human Resources McDonogh School
Tony Hinton
Tony Hinton Director of Campus Operations Cary Academy
Dana Holbrook
Dana Holbrook Business Office Coordinator The Howard School
Christie Holman
Christie Holman CFO The Walker School
Bryan Huggett
Bryan Huggett Director of Facilities Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Felix Jacomino
Felix Jacomino Director of Technology St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Larissa Johnson
Larissa Johnson AP Berkeley Preparatory School
Megan Jurick
Megan Jurick Director of Finance Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Brian Kennerly
Brian Kennerly Associate Head of Operations Whitefield Academy
Shelley Kinder
Shelley Kinder CFO/COO Villa Duchesne
Michelle Kunz
Michelle Kunz Accounts Payable Specialist, Purchasing Carrollwood Day School
Debbie Ladson
Debbie Ladson Director of Finance and Operations Arbor Montessori School
Paul Lagasse
Paul Lagasse Staff Accountant Shorecrest Preparatory School
Mitchell Larkin
Mitchell Larkin Business Office Associate Carrollwood Day School
MaSheena Lavely
MaSheena Lavely Human Resources Manager Woodward Academy
Lisa Lawrence
Lisa Lawrence Business Office Manager St. Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Beth Lucas
Beth Lucas Director of Human Resources Charlotte Latin School
Amy Madsen
Amy Madsen Human Resources Director Charlotte Country Day School
Louise Mann
Louise Mann Chief Financial Officer Woodward Academy
Jodi Maslaney
Jodi Maslaney Controller Shorecrest Preparatory School
Charles Maumus
Charles Maumus Asst. Head of School for Finance and Operations Harding Academy
Laura Maxwell
Laura Maxwell Chief Financial Officer Riverside Military Academy
Laura Maxwell
Laura Maxwell Chief Financial Officer Riverside Preparatory Academy
Jennifer Mayser
Jennifer Mayser Business Manager Trident Academy
Robert McArthur
Robert McArthur CFOO Charlotte Latin School
Ed McCabe
Ed McCabe Chief Financial Officer San Antonio Christian School
Karen McClelland
Karen McClelland Director of Auxiliary Programs Sidwell Friends School
Kathleen McCooK
Kathleen McCooK Chief of Staff Mount Paran Christian School
Connie McGee
Connie McGee Controller Battle Ground Academy
Greg Melton
Greg Melton IT Specialist The New Community School
Shawn Moorer
Shawn Moorer Logistics/Day Custodial Supervisor The Collegiate School
Todd Morris
Todd Morris Finance Director UMS-Wright Preparatory School
Brian Muldrow
Brian Muldrow Director of Facilities and Transportation Pulaski Academy
Gina Noble
Gina Noble Controller Gina Noble CPA
Donna Novell
Donna Novell HR/Benefits Coordinator Shorecrest Preparatory School
Allison Pearson
Allison Pearson Controller Woodward Academy
Larry Peevy
Larry Peevy Head of School Tallulah Falls School
Andrew Phelps
Andrew Phelps Chief Business Officer Battle Ground Academy
Anita Pittman
Anita Pittman Director of Human Resources Carrollwood Day School
Larry Pittman
Larry Pittman Chief Financial Officer Carrollwood Day School
Beth Pollard
Beth Pollard Chief Financial Officer Ensworth School
Johnny Prugh
Johnny Prugh Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance Miami Country Day School
Julie Ray
Julie Ray Chief Financial Officer Mount Paran Christian School
Dana Ridenour
Dana Ridenour Chief Financial Officer Mount Pisgah Christian School
Sarah Robertson
Sarah Robertson Controller Christian Academy of Knoxville
Michael Rogers
Michael Rogers Director of Plant Services Tallulah Falls School
Brian Rose
Brian Rose Asst. Head of School The First Academy
Penny Rowe
Penny Rowe Director of Finance & HR Westchester Country Day School, Inc.
Sara Rubinstein
Sara Rubinstein Head of School Carrollwood Day School
John Sess
John Sess Director of Operations Mount Paran Christian School
Kyle Shockley
Kyle Shockley Senior Accountant Porter-Gaud School
Alan Stob
Alan Stob Chief Financial Officer/Head of Evert Campus Grandview Preparatory School
Kim Stravolo
Kim Stravolo CFO St. Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Don Swanson
Don Swanson Head of Finance Pulaski Academy
Julie Swartz
Julie Swartz AP Manager Darlington School
Richard Swindell
Richard Swindell Director of Business Operations Sidwell Friends
Richard Swindell
Richard Swindell Director of Business Operations Sidwell Friends School
Diana Tagliarini
Diana Tagliarini Controller Carrollwood Day School
Kerrie Thigpen
Kerrie Thigpen Business Office Mount Paran Christian School
Mark Vosskamp
Mark Vosskamp Chief Financial Officer Girls Preparatory School
Cristy Walden
Cristy Walden Chief Financial Officer Cornerstone Christian Academy
Krista Webb
Krista Webb Chief Financial Officer Christian Academy of Knoxville
Alan Weiler
Alan Weiler Director of Finance and Operations Athens Academy
Danielle Welsh
Danielle Welsh Accountant The Walker School
Anne Wiles
Anne Wiles Director of Finance and Business Operations Berkeley Preparatory School
Lindsay Woods
Lindsay Woods DarShop Manager Darlington School
Lisa Wylie
Lisa Wylie Chief Financial Officer Shorecrest Preparatory School
Jennifer Wyly
Jennifer Wyly Chief Financial Officer St. Edward's School
1 Other Registered Attendees


October 25
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshop (separate registration)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Opening Reception
October 26
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM President's Welcome
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Session
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Session
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch and State of the Association Address
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Sourcing Solution
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM General Session
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM MISBO on Tap (separate registration)
October 27
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM President's Address
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Session
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Session
12:30 PM Grab & Go Lunch

For More Information:

Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas
Director of Professional Development MISBO (404)921-3812

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Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Dianne Sagaas for more information.

MISBO On Tap | Beer Tasting Event 

Back by popular demand! The Beer Bros will be in the house! Join Russ and Mike as they walk us through different styles of beer, teaching us the intricacies of hops and fermentation styles.

This event will be $25 per person. Sign-up when you register.

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