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Bobbie Stuart Awarded for Innovation and Resourcefulness


School Business Officials Awarded for Innovation and Resourcefulness

Ashburn, VA – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to announce the recipients of ASBO International’s 2023 Pinnacle Awards, which recognize innovative school business professionals for their resourcefulness and creativity in solving the challenges that school districts face today.

The awards, sponsored by Virco, Inc., showcase replicable projects and practices that allow district business leaders to share and implement new ideas to support their schools and communities effectively.

The ASBO International 2023 Pinnacle of Excellence Award recipient is Jeremy Larson, EdD, superintendent of schools for Paris Union School District 95 in Paris, Illinois. Larson is recognized for his pioneering work in establishing an innovative school-based health center that integrates physical and mental healthcare services, directly addressing the immediate healthcare needs of the school community. In addition, the center actively fosters a culture of wellness and preventative care, demonstrating a forward-thinking approach to the holistic well-being of students.

The 2023 ASBO International Pinnacle of Achievement Award recipients are:

Brian E. Allen, deputy superintendent, chief operations and financial officer for Worcester Public Schools in Worcester, Massachusetts, for an initiative that moved student transportation from contract to in-district control and significantly expanded opportunities for students.

Bobbie Stuart, business manager for Bayard Public Schools in Bayard, Nebraska, for a partnership between the rural district and the community that brought a much-needed childcare center to the area.

Jesse Walck, business manager for Panther Valley School District in Lansford, Pennsylvania, for shared municipal services agreements with the community that resulted in a safer environment for students, enhanced opportunities for students and community members, and cost savings for both the district and the local governments.

“On behalf of ASBO International, I am pleased to congratulate the 2023 Pinnacle Award winners,” ASBO International Chief Operations Officer/Interim Executive Director Siobhan McMahon says. “Time and again, school business professionals have proven their ability to

innovate in ways that create positive, meaningful change for their districts. Their initiatives are a testament to their commitment to the students and communities they serve.”

Brian True, vice president of sales for Virco, says, “Virco has been a proud sponsor of the Pinnacle Awards for 30 years, and we continue to be inspired each year by the recipients’ ingenuity and resourcefulness. We are proud of the accomplishments of the Pinnacle Award recipients and look forward each year to recognizing these innovative school business professionals. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to this year’s honorees.”

All Pinnacle honorees will be recognized with crystal Pinnacle Awards. In addition, Pinnacle of Excellence Award recipient Jeremy Larson’s district will receive $5,000 in furniture from Virco, Inc.

For more information about ASBO International’s Pinnacle Awards, visit asbointl.org/Pinnacle.


About ASBO International
Founded in 1910, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. ASBO International is committed to providing programs, services, and a global network that promote the highest standards in school business. Its members support student achievement through effective resource management in various areas ranging from finance and operations to food services and transportation. Learn more at asbointl.org.


About Virco
Virco Inc., is America’s leading furniture and equipment manufacturer and supplier for the K–12 market. Active in ASBO International for over 60 years, Virco is proud to honor outstanding practices and new ideas in the school business profession.