Oakwood picks interim school treasurer after losing Samson to Kettering



OAKWOOD — The head of a group contracting with Oakwood City Schools has been named its interim treasurer to fill the void when Gina Samson joins Kettering’s district.

Oakwood’s board of education has picked Shared Resources Center Executive Director Tiffany Hiser to replace Samson, who will step down later this month, district officials said.

Hiser has been Oakwood schools’ chief financial officer since 2019, according to the district.



Kettering City Schools has hired Samson as a fiscal/budget analyst starting Feb. 28, records show. Oakwood’s decision came in a special meeting Thursday night, according to the district.

Attempts to reach Oakwood school district officials Friday were unsuccessful.

The SRC provides financial services to school districts throughout the Dayton area.

Hiser’s new title will be effective March 1 and she will serve in that capacity as Oakwood works to realign the treasurer’s department, according to the district.

The realignment will include posting an opening for an assistant treasurer, the district said.

As CFO, Hiser has helped develop Oakwood’s 10-year plan, created budgeting procedures and worked with the team that handles day-to-day financial operations, the district said.

Oakwood has contracted with the SRC for financial services since 2019, when it agreed to pay the center $13,700 a month, according to Dayton Daily News records.

Samson has been Oakwood’s treasurer of record since last year, when she succeeded Dan Schall in that role for both Kettering and Oakwood schools. Kettering’s school board hired its own treasurer in December.

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