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2021 Workshop for New Business Officers

2021 Workshop for New Business Officers

Monday, June 21, 2021 to Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Event Details

Are you a new Business Officer or new to independent schools?

Everyone who assumes a new role needs to find their “tribe.” Those new to the business officer position need one more than ever, as they touch each and every area of an independent school. This virtual event will provide you with opportunities to learn the skills you need to perform your work, regardless of your location.

The MISBO Workshop for New Business Officers is designed to provide you with the critical tools you need to be successful. During this intimate learning opportunity, you will meet our exceptional faculty of independent school professionals and begin to build career-long relationships with both the faculty and your peers.

Register by Friday, June 11th to receive a special welcome box in the mail!


  • Business Officers relatively new to their role
  • Business Officers new to independent schools
  • Other business office professionals who are new to their role or to independent schools, including Controllers and aspiring Business Officers

Earn up to 7.25 CPE credits at this event!


Members: $275

Non-Members: $325

Testimonials from past years

"I really enjoyed the conference and the ability to network with others. The topics were great for a person like me who is new to independent schools."

"I don't think I was really prepared for the position I was in. I knew more about what to expect and what to do with this conference."

"I have a lot to learn but the tools discussed during this seminar made me feel much more confident about my ability to do so."

"I was a little concerned that my experience would be further along than what the conference was geared towards, but was glad to find that I still learned quite a bit."

"There was so much info available to a new person like myself."

"All sessions and speakers presented helpful information that was relevant to my position and I learned so much!"

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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:

HRCI Credit

This program will be submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

Event Registration and Cancellation Policies



June 21
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Welcome & Leadership Introduction Damian Kavanagh, President, MISBO
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM The Role of the Business Officer Julie Ray, Chief Financial Officer, Mount Paran Christian School
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Accounting & Audit Larry Pittman, Chief Financial Officer, Carrollwood Day School
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Endowment, Development, & Advancement Ailena Parramore, Senior Fundraising Associate, Our Fundraising Search
June 22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Employment Law Suzanne Bogdan, Partner, Fisher Phillips
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Risk Management Charles Maumus, Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations, Harding Academy
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM HR & Payroll Stephanie Cantillo, Chief Human Resources Officer, Pace Academy
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM Evening Social Event
June 23
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Auxiliary Programs Florence Calhoun, Director of Business and Auxiliary Processes, Episcopal School of Jacksonville
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Technology & Physical Plant Lee Conner, VP for Operations & Auxiliary Services, Woodward Academy
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Leadership & Governance Damian Kavanagh, President, MISBO
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Closing
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For More Information:

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