By Rick Palsgrove
The Groveport Madison School District has a new treasurer.
On April 8, the Groveport Madison Board of Education hired John Walsh as the district’s new treasurer. Walsh previously served as treasurer for Northwest Local Schools near Portsmouth, Ohio.
“We are excited to welcome Mr. Walsh to the district,” said Board President Nathan Slonaker. “He brings more than a decade of combined experience working as a school treasurer in Ohio. We are confident he will bring the right personality, work ethic and accountability necessary to help move the district forward.”
The board approved two contracts to get Walsh started. The first is an interim contract from June 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015. His official three year contract will pay him $120,000 per year and will take effect on Aug. 1, 2015.
“I’m excited to be here,” said Walsh. “It’s a new challenge for me and I’ve got a lot to learn about Groveport, but it’ll happen. We’re all here to educate the kids. It’s my privilege to manage the district’s money the best that I can.”
Walsh holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in finance from Morehead State University. Prior to his current position, he served for over 10 years as the treasurer for Green Local Schools and as was an assistant treasurer for Northwest Local Schools for four years. Walsh also spent time as a financial analyst for AEI Resources, Inc., and BF Goodrich Aerospace.
“Mr. Walsh rose to the top in our pool of candidates interviewed,” said Slonaker. “The board trusts that John will continue our efforts to provide accurate and transparent financial data to this district.”
Walsh replaces retiring treasurer Tony Swartz who had served the district since 2008.