2019 MISBO Fall Conference

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 to Friday, October 4th, 2019
Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville
1 Resort Drive
Asheville, NC 28806-3815
United States

Event Details

Economies of School

Today’s independent school leader requires a strong set of skills. You must possess a sharp financial focus to guide the economic success of your school; recognize, evaluate, and adapt to coming trends; and help to create a safe and healthy community that serves your mission.   

Every day, economic factors both inside and outside our industry affect our schools, our communities, and our future. From affordability and value to competition and cost, to managing the daily operations while sustaining the highest quality of education possible; each component of independent school management can bring on new challenges you must face daily.

Join us at the 2019 MISBO Fall Conference, where you will hear from leaders in areas of independent school management including finance, compensation, liability and risk management, building successful programs, and why people matter most. Greet the complex changes coming to education through stories of success and failure, and what we can learn from both.

Who should attend:

  • Business and Operations Officers
  • Business and Operations Staff
  • HR Directors
  • Heads of School
  • Other Administration

Need approval to attend? Use this handy Conference Proposal Template


Make plans to join us on Wednesday for the One-Day Workshop, Relationships: Your School's Most Valuable Asset (separate registration required)!


Click "Registration Options" above to register!

April 10 - April 30:  Members-Only Pre-Sale
May 1 - August 31:  Early Bird
September 1 - Conference:  Regular

Hotel & Travel

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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: www.learningmarket.org.

HRCI Credit

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

Event Policies

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Alan Stob
Alan Stob Chief Operating Officer Grandview Preparatory School
Andrew Phelps
Andrew Phelps Director of Business Operations Battle Ground Academy
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith Accounting Services Manager Brandon Hall School
Anita Childers
Anita Childers Senior Accountant Saint Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Anita Pittman
Anita Pittman Director of Human Resources Oak Hall Private School, Inc.
Ansley Kriz
Ansley Kriz Controller Saint Mary's Episcopal Day School
Betsy Fanning
Betsy Fanning Head of School Trident Academy
Brent Clark
Brent Clark Business Manager Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
Brett Fuhrman
Brett Fuhrman Chief Financial Officer Carolina Day School
Charles Maumus
Charles Maumus Asst. Head of School for Finance and Operations Harding Academy
Chip Broadway
Chip Broadway RSBA Vice President and Treasurer Church Schools in the Episcopal Diocese of VA
Cindy Cox
Cindy Cox Asst Office Manager The Webb School
Dan Maples
Dan Maples Director of Operations Cannon School
Dana Holbrook
Dana Holbrook Business Office Coordinator The Howard School
Deborah Anderson
Deborah Anderson Chief Operating Officer Foxcroft School
Donna Novell
Donna Novell HR/Benefits Coordinator SHORECREST PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Elise Lowery
Elise Lowery Director of Accounting Battle Ground Academy
Florence Calhoun
Florence Calhoun Director of Finance & Operations Saint Mark's Episcopal Day School
Jamey Wood
Jamey Wood Business Officer/Academic Dean The King's Academy
Janis McCambridge
Janis McCambridge Associate Director of Finance CAROLINA DAY SCHOOL
Jeff Ambrose
Jeff Ambrose Director of Finance and Operations Trinity Preparatory School
Jennifer Carey
Jennifer Carey Technology & Innovation Director Temple Beth Am
Jodi Maslaney
Jodi Maslaney Controller Shorecrest Preparatory School
Johnny Wallace
Johnny Wallace Director of Finance & Auxiliary Programs Porter-Gaud School
Judy Donahue
Judy Donahue Business Assistant The Webb School
Julie Ray
Julie Ray Chief Financial Officer Mount Paran Christian School
Karen Smith Moore
Karen Smith Moore Chief Operating & Financial Officer Shorecrest Preparatory School
Krista Webb
Krista Webb Director of Finance & Operations Christian Academy of Knoxville
Laura Turner
Laura Turner Director of Finance and Operations Franklin Road Academy
Lisa Lawrence
Lisa Lawrence Business Office Manager Saint Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Lisa Wylie
Lisa Wylie Dir of Project Mgmt/Tech. for Business Operations Shorecrest Preparatory School
Liz LeBlanc
Liz LeBlanc Business Manager/CFO Saint Mary's Episcopal Day School
Louise Hodapp
Louise Hodapp Director of Finance The Schenck School
Mark Vosskamp
Mark Vosskamp Chief Financial Officer Girls Preparatory School
Mary Owczarek
Mary Owczarek Business Manager Trident Academy
Palmer Ball
Palmer Ball Asst to the Headmaster for Fin./Strategic Planning Palmer Ball Consulting, LLC
Palmer Ball
Palmer Ball Asst to the Headmaster for Fin./Strategic Planning Saint Joseph's Catholic School-SC
Paul Ibsen
Paul Ibsen Former Assistant Head of School
Philip Cork
Philip Cork Former Associate Headmaster for Finance
Philip Cork
Philip Cork Former Associate Headmaster for Finance MISBO Board Chair
Richard Swindell
Richard Swindell Director of Business Operations Sidwell Friends School
Robert McArthur
Robert McArthur Assistant Head of School for Operations, CFO Asheville School
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly Head of School Carrollwood Day School
Tara Morris
Tara Morris Human Resources & Payroll Manager Christian Academy of Knoxville
Todd Swartz
Todd Swartz Asst Head of School for HR & Strategic Initiatives Providence Day School
Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy Director of Finance and Operations Harpeth Hall School
3 Other Registered Attendees


October 2
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Workshop: "Relationships: Your School's Most Valuable Asset" Separate registration required
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM New Attendee Meeting
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Sponsor Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
October 3
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Conference Registration
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote Session
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break with Sponsors
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Breakout Sessions
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM Sourcing Solutions
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break with Sponsors
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM General Session
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Thursday Wrap-Up
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Beer Tasting Event Separate ticket
October 4
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast & State of the Association
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM General Session
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Grab & Go Lunch

For More Information:

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

Full Schedule & Sessions Coming Soon