Orange Welcomes Todd Puster as Its New Treasurer
June 8, 2015 - Orange City School District announced today the hiring of Todd Puster as its new Treasurer. He was appointed at the Board of Education's June 8, 2015 meeting. His contract begins August 1, 2015.
Puster has served as the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for the East Liverpool City School District since 2009. Among his list of accomplishments for East Liverpool Schools was the fiscal close out of an 8-year, $43 million, Ohio School Facilities Commission renovation project for school district classroom facilities. Puster has been a school treasurer since 1992 having worked for West Geauga Local School District (1992-1995), Ashland City School District (1995-1999) and Streetsboro City School District (1999-2009).
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration for Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio University. He holds a professional school treasurer’s license from the Ohio Department of Education and a certificate as a registered business fiscal officer with the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO). Puster has given presentations and had articles published covering various school finance topics. He has been recognized by many professional organizations including OASBO and the Association of School Business Officials International. He is an eight-time recipient of the “Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting Excellence” from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada, and he has received numerous “Auditor of State Awards” for excellence in financial reporting.
The Orange City School District began working with OASBO in March 2015 to develop list of criteria for a new treasurer. Input was sought through focus groups from the Board of Education, the Administration, and school staff. OASBO searched to find candidates it deemed as best options for the Orange Schools, which led to the Board of Education’s interview and selection of Puster.
Puster resides in Streetsboro, Ohio. He replaces Greg Slemons who is retiring in July 2015. Slemons served as treasurer of the Orange Schools from 2001-2005 and from 2010-2015. Under Slemons’ leadership, the District earned the highest rankings from Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s financial ratings services and was frequently awarded for its excellence in financial management and reporting. The Orange School District provides engaging work to students and is a leader among school districts in incorporating 21st Century Learning Skills.