Ascension Parish Schools' Kimneye Cox awarded Emerging Leaders Scholarship

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Kimneye Cox, MBA, is the Director of Business Services, for the Ascension Parish School Board, based in Donaldsonville.

Ascension Parish Schools' Director of Business Services Kimneye Cox has been awarded an Emerging Leaders Scholarship by the Association of School Business Officials International.

The scholarship program, which is sponsored by Security Benefit, awards school business managers who have five years or less experience with $2,000 to attend ASBO International’s Annual Conference & Expo. The 2022 conference will be held in October in Portland.

“ASBO International is committed to supporting promising new school business professionals as they develop into our leaders of tomorrow,” says ASBO International Executive Director David Lewis. “The Emerging Leaders Scholarship provides an opportunity for these relatively new school business officials to benefit early on from targeted professional development and a network of mentors who can guide them now and well into the future.”

“We are proud to support the 2022 Emerging Leaders Scholarship,” says Don Wiley, Vice President and National Director of Affinity Market Relationships for Security Benefit. “As a company that has focused on supporting education leadership for more than 60 years, we recognize the importance of ensuring our school business leaders have the support and training they need to lead our schools well Raytown, MO

Founded in 1910, the ASBO is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents about 30,000 school business professionals worldwide.

Security Benefit Corporation, through its subsidiary Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (SBL), a Kansas-based insurance company that has been in business for 130 years, is a leader in the U.S. retirement market. 

The 2022 Emerging Leaders Scholarship recipients are:

  • Bo Charlton, Business Manager, Lake Chelan School District, East Wenatchee, WA
  • Kimneye Cox, MBA, Director of Business Services, Ascension Parish School Board, Donaldsonville, LA
  • Sandy Friendshuh, Business Manager, Copper River School District, Glennallen, AK
  • Chad Green, SFO, Chief School Financial Officer, Gulf Shores City Schools, Gulf Shores, AL
  • Marquez Guzman, Director of Business and Auxiliary Services, Salem School District, Salem, WI
  • Daniel Haynes, CFE, Financial Compliance Analyst, Epic Charter School, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Shane Hecox, Director of Finance, Buhler Unified School District 313, Buhler, KS
  • Tyler Hoffman, Fiscal Coordinator, Education Service District 112, Vancouver, WA
  • Ashley Jaquez, Fiscal Systems Analyst, Education Service District 101, Spokane, WA
  • Logan Gordon, CMMS Administrator, Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick, MD
  • Dana Loucks, CPA, Staff Accountant, Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, Bedford, TX
  • Fred Marsalis, Jr., MBA, CLSBO, Business Manager, Concordia Parish School Board, Vidalia, LA
  • Peter Mills, Supervisor of Facilities Services, Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Doylestown, PA
  • Aaron Norris, Director of Finance and Operations, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, Glendale, WI
  • Joe Ostlund, MBA, Finance Compliance Manager, Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Nicole Pearce, District Treasurer/Financial Manager, Skiatook Public Schools, Skiatook, OK
  • James Schauss, Procurement and Budget Manager of Capital Planning and Construction, Highline School District, Burien, WA
  • Jacqueline Vernon, Director of Business Operations, Raytown C-2 School District, Raytown, MO
  • The mentors for the 2022 scholarship recipients are:
  • Demetri Andrews, Business Administrator, Platteville School District, Platteville, WI
  • Brandy N. Smith, PCSBA, Business Manager/Board Secretary, Montoursville Area School District