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Business Office Team Intensive

Business Office Team Intensive

Sunday, June 10, 2018 to Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Event Details

The Intensive builds upon the success of prior years deep dives into key areas of independent schools. This program is designed specifically for everyone in your school’s business office: Accounts Payable/Receivable, Student Billing, Benefits Administrators, Payroll Specialists, Controllers, and of course, Business Officers (and aspiring Business Officers).

The event will consist of general sessions as well as opportunities to collaborate and share with your peers who hold similar positions in their schools.

Attendees will leave with valuable takeaways to help them in the daily tasks that are critical to their schools’ smooth and successful operation. More importantly, each person will leave with a new group of colleagues they can call upon when they need guidance. Schools will get the most from this event with their entire business office team in attendance, whether it is a team of one or ten.


  • Business Officers (and Aspiring Business Officers)
  • Controllers 
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable 
  • Student Billing
  • Benefits Administrators and Payroll Specialists


Registration is $475 for non-member schools and $395 for MISBO member schools until our Early Bird date of May 29, 2018. After May 29, 2018, registration will be $545 for non-member schools and just $475 for MISBO member schools.

Bringing multiple people from your school? The first registrant pays full price, and any additional registrants from the same school receive a discount!


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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:


Event Registration and Cancellation Policies


Virginia Allen
Virginia Allen Assistant Business Manager The Pine School
Ann Bahr
Ann Bahr Purchasing & Payroll Specialist / Office Mgr Sidwell Friends School
Vaughn Benjamin
Vaughn Benjamin EDSL Assistant Director The Children's School
Cindy Bowen
Cindy Bowen HR Asst / Bookkeeper Arbor Montessori School
Debbie Breeden
Debbie Breeden Student Billing Webb School of Knoxville
Lisa Brumley
Lisa Brumley Accounting Manager Providence Christian Academy
Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell Business Operations Manager The Children's School
Kelly Carlson
Kelly Carlson Director of Finance The Pine School
Anita Childers
Anita Childers Controller Saint Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Lindsay Cuppia
Lindsay Cuppia Program and Event Manager MISBO
Cheri Davis
Cheri Davis AP Galloway School
Kim DeLong
Kim DeLong Student Accounts Manager Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Irene Eskalis
Irene Eskalis Financial Accountant Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Susan Ferraro
Susan Ferraro Senior Accountant Cary Academy
Kimberly Finger
Kimberly Finger Controller Webb School of Knoxville
Dee Dee Grindle
Dee Dee Grindle Director of HR and Financial Aid Landmark Christian School
Carol Hagan
Carol Hagan Finance Manager The Donoho School
Kevin Hanson
Kevin Hanson Director of Finance and Operations The Children's School
Angie Hardwood
Angie Hardwood Controller Galloway School
Mina Harris
Mina Harris Accountant Cary Academy
Rob Hogan
Rob Hogan Controller Atlanta Girls' School
Paul Ibsen
Paul Ibsen Former Assistant Head of School Palisades Episcopal School
Damian Kavanagh
Damian Kavanagh President & CEO MISBO
Kristoffer Kennedy
Kristoffer Kennedy Finance Director Bedford School
Veronique Kessler
Veronique Kessler Chief Financial Officer Galloway School
Joy Lanier
Joy Lanier Staff Accountant Woodward Academy
Lisa Lawrence
Lisa Lawrence Business Office Manager Saint Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Leigh Linhoss
Leigh Linhoss Controller Girls Preparatory School
John Lynch
John Lynch Senior VP Education Industry Consultant SunTrust Bank
Louise Mann
Louise Mann Chief Financial Officer Woodward Academy
Charles Maumus
Charles Maumus Asst. Head of School for Finance and Operations Harding Academy
Jan Meyer
Jan Meyer Business Manager Oak Mountain Academy
Sandy Michaud
Sandy Michaud Controller Marist School
Brenda Mitchell
Brenda Mitchell Executive Asst to the Vice President for Finance Woodward Academy
Tara Morris
Tara Morris Human Resources & Payroll Manager Christian Academy of Knoxville
Mary Newell
Mary Newell Accounts Payable Associate Webb School of Knoxville
Allison Pearson
Allison Pearson Controller Woodward Academy
Andrew Phelps
Andrew Phelps Chief Business Officer Battle Ground Academy
Keith Pierce
Keith Pierce Accounts Payable Accountant Sidwell Friends School
Larry Pittman
Larry Pittman Chief Financial Officer The Pine School
Maria Rigby
Maria Rigby HR Coordinator Saint Martin's Episcopal School
Carole Robards
Carole Robards Business Director Cornerstone Learning Community
Dianne Sagaas
Dianne Sagaas Director of Professional Development MISBO
Mark Saine
Mark Saine Senior Director, Client Leadership Solutions TIAA
Elsie Santway
Elsie Santway Director of Finance Friends School of Atlanta
Becky Saxon
Becky Saxon Registrar Westminster Schools of Augusta
Doug Seely
Doug Seely Senior Accountant Shorecrest Preparatory School
Michelle Shea
Michelle Shea Vice President MISBO
Elena Singletary
Elena Singletary Student Accounts Manager Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Suzanne Spunzo
Suzanne Spunzo Director TIAA
Richard Swindell
Richard Swindell Director of Business Operations Sidwell Friends School
Sennika Todd
Sennika Todd Payroll and Student Billing Coordinator The Children's School
Krista Webb
Krista Webb Chief Financial Officer Christian Academy of Knoxville
Amanda Wehner
Amanda Wehner Business Office Assistant Cornerstone Learning Community
Julie Welter
Julie Welter Payroll Manager & Senior Accountant Sidwell Friends School
Albert Whiting
Albert Whiting Student Accounts Administrator Baylor School
Latonia Yarbrough
Latonia Yarbrough Business Manager Waldorf School of Atlanta
1 Other Registered Attendees


June 10
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Registration DoubleTree Atlanta Airport Hotel
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Reception DoubleTree Atlanta Airport Hotel
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner & Opening Program DoubleTree Atlanta Airport Hotel
June 11
6:00 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast Available DoubleTree Atlanta Airport
8:15 AM Bus to Woodward Academy
8:20 AM - 8:45 AM Registration Woodward Academy
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome & Political Skills Inventory Damian Kavanagh, Executive Director, MISBO
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Succeeding Together: Shared Team Leadership Mark Saine, Senior Director of Client Executive and Leadership Development, TIAA
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Speaking Truth to the Numbers Rob Hogan, Controller, Atlanta Girls' School
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Walk and Talk Damian Kavanagh, Executive Director, MISBO
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Step by Step Audit Prep Louise Mann, Controller and Director of Finance, Woodward Academy
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM The Road to Digital Record Keeping: One School's Ongoing Journey Virginia Allen, Assistant Business Manager, The Pine School; Kelly Carlson, Business Office Associate, The Pine School; Larry Pittman, Director of Finance and Operations, The Pine School
4:20 PM Bus to Hotel
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Informal Happy Hour at Hotel Bar DoubleTree Atlanta Airport Hotel
6:30 PM Dinner on Your Own
June 12
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Available DoubleTree Atlanta Airport
8:00 AM Bus to Woodward Academy
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Ethical Dilemmas in the Business Office Kevin Hanson, Director of Finance and Operations, The Children's School; Paul Ibsen, Former Assistant Head of School for Finance and Management, Providence Day School
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Walk and Talk - Ethics
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Crossfire Session
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Pathways to Leadership: Deepening the Business Office Bench Charles Maumus, Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations, Harding Academy; Andrew Phelps, Business Manager, Battle Ground Academy
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Wrap Up / Grab & Go Lunch
12:30 PM Transportation Provided to Atlanta Airport Best to book flights departing after 2:00 pm
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For More Information:

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