New Treasurer Chosen by School Board
Orange City School District announced today the hiring of L. Greg Slemons as its new Treasurer. His contract begins February 1, 2010.
Slemons is no stranger to Orange Schools. He served as its Treasurer from 2001 through 2005. He was part of the Orange Schools finance team that was able to obtain an AAA and Aaa credit rating from Standard and Poor's and Moody's Investors Service, respectively. Orange was the first public school system in the state to achieve this distinction. During his tenure, Orange was continually recognized by the state for its sound financial management.
"As the Board began the Treasurer search, we learned that our former Treasurer, Greg Slemons had recently decided to return to school finance management," said Sam Steinhouse, Orange City School District Board of Education President. "Given the outstanding financial leadership Greg provided to the District during his tenure from 2001 to 2005, his familiarity with the District and his desire to return to Orange, it was a natural decision for the Board to rehire Greg as Treasurer. We are thrilled to have Greg back."
He left Orange Schools in 2005 to accept a position with Fifth Third Securities where he was instrumental in securing low cost borrowing for many Northeast Ohio school districts. Since late 2007, he has headed up the Northeast Ohio Capital Markets Division for The Royal Bank of Canada where he worked with Schools and Local Government agencies in securing low cost borrowing.
Slemons has more than 20 years experience as a public school system treasurer, including time serving the Hubbard, Warren and Orange School Districts. He replaces David Denbow who resigned to take a position with the Tri-County Education Service Center in December 2009. Interim Treasurer Lowell Davis served the district in the short-term before Slemons' hiring. Slemons lives in Canfield, Ohio with his wife Paula and their two daughters, Brianna and Elena.
The Orange School District provides engaging work to students and is a leader among school districts in incorporating 21st Century Learning Skills.