Kettering schools hiring new treasurer for first time in seven years

Kettering City Schools has interviewed three treasurer candidates and expects to make a decision after the Thanksgiving weekend. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF
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Kettering City Schools has interviewed three treasurer candidates and expects to make a decision after the Thanksgiving weekend. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

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KETTERING — Kettering City Schools has interviewed three candidates in its search for a new treasurer — Cary Furniss, treasurer for Kings Local Schools in Warren County; Jayme Profitt, assistant treasurer for Beavercreek City Schools; and Gina Samson of the Shared Resource Center in Dayton, Superintendent Scott Inskeep said.

“These are really talented folks we talked to who are looking to relocate ... and we are in the process of making a final decision,” Kettering Board of Education President Jim Ambrose said.

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Cary Furniss

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Cary Furniss
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Cary Furniss

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A decision is likely after the Thanksgiving weekend, he said.

Since 2014, when turmoil forced out Treasurer Steve Clark and Superintendent Jim Schoenlein, Kettering has contracted with the Shared Resource Center for treasurer services, Ambrose said.

Dan Schall, who was executive director of the SRC, filled Kettering’s treasurer role for seven years until the end of August, when he left the SRC to join Bradley Payne Advisors.

Samson, another SRC employee, is filling in as Kettering’s treasurer since Schall’s departure. But Kettering has decided to hire its own stand-alone treasurer moving forward, rather than contract with the SRC.

“It’s the preference of the board for us to have someone with us all of the time,” Ambrose said.

The Dayton Daily News has made a public records request to Kettering schools seeking information submitted by applicants for the treasurer job. This news outlet has also requested the current compensation for the position.

Only the names of those interviewed had been released as of Friday afternoon. A posting for the treasurer’s job states the salary is “negotiable” based on background and experience.

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Gina Samson

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Gina Samson
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Gina Samson

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Samson is a certified public accountant licensed with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Capital University and earned her master’s in management from Antioch University, Oakwood records show.

Samson has more than 22 years experience as a licensed treasurer and previously served with the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek, Beavercreek, Tipp City and Huber Heights school districts, documents state.

Schall had also been filling Oakwood’s treasurer role, via the SRC, and Samson is currently handling those duties as well, according to records.

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Furniss joined Kings schools in January 2018 with a three-year contract, according to the that district’s website. He is a Wilmington College graduate and holds licensure as a school treasurer and business manager.

Furniss has more than 30 years of experience. He has been school treasurer in the Reading, Lebanon, Norwood, Upper Arlington and Mason districts, according to Kings records.

Profitt is the assistant treasurer in the Beavercreek district. Profitt has worked in that district since May 2012, records show.

Kettering City Schools has about 1,200 employees and an annual budget topping $100 million, records show.

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