Triad names new school treasurer

Triad Local School District will have a new treasurer starting next year.

The school board named Tiffany Shively as the new treasurer effective Jan. 1.

“We are confident Mrs. Shively’s professional experience and knowledge of school finance will allow her to carry on Mrs. Cohn’s excellence financial leadership and management,” said board president Chris Millice.

Shively has more than five years of public education experience as assistant treasurer for Covington Exempted Village School District, has worked for Kaliver Wealth Management, Waller Financial Planning Group, Strayer Financial Services and has been an adjunct instructor for Edison Community College. She received her bachelor’s degree in business from Wright State University and completed graduate coursework at Urbana University.

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There were 10 applicants for the position, and the school board interview the top five people.

“The board selected Tiffany due to her experience in all facets of a school district’s fiscal office, her understanding of school funding in Ohio, and her commitment to safeguarding the resources of the district really came through during the interview process,” said board member Matt McConnell. “As any candidate would, she will have some learning about our internal systems to do, but will have the guidance of our outstanding treasurer, Connie Cohn, to help with that transition.”

McConnell said Shively will be a good fit because during the interview process board members could tell she values relationships and personal communication across the district since she comes from another small district, and her values match Triad’s.

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Shively will replace Cohn, who was employed at the district for 16 years and is retiring.

“She has been instrumental in our solid financial standing, a valued voice in planning the direction of the district and she will be missed in her retirement,” McConnell said. “We are confident that Mrs. Shively will continue those standards of excellence as well as put her own stamp on the fiscal office as we strive for continuous improvement.”

The district will host a retirement celebration for Cohn on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Community members can stop by the district office, 7920 Brush Lake Road, any time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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