Oakwood Schools Selects CFO
Oakwood Schools is pleased to announce Julia Belden has been selected as the district’s new Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer. The Oakwood Schools Board of Education approved the hire at its Jan. 14, 2019 meeting. Belden replaces Kevin Philo, who left the district after 24 years to become the Fairborn City Schools Treasurer.
“I’m thrilled and honored to have been selected for the Oakwood School District CFO and Treasurer position. I commend the current Board and Administration on the Master Facilities Plan, which will bring the schools’ infrastructure and learning environments up-to-date. I look forward to applying my experience with these building projects, negotiating, funding, and financing the MFP process. As CFO and Treasurer, I will maintain and strengthen the district’s overall financial position and provide strategic direction for the future. I love the district’s mission and its important relationship with the community. I’m here to serve,” Belden said.
Belden served as the CFO of the Community Blood Center and Community Tissue Services from 1993 to 2016. In her role as CFO, she was pivotal in the development and implementation of strategic plans that saw revenue for the center increase from $13 million to $120 million. Most recently, she served as the CFO at Five Rivers Health Centers where she was responsible for all finance and accounting functions, including budgeting, payroll, purchasing and facilities.
The board engaged Gilman Partners, an executive search and recruiting firm, to facilitate the search for its new CFO/Treasurer. A district screening committee met with multiple candidates for the position.
"The Board is thrilled to welcome Julie to the Oakwood family. She brings an impeccable reputation for integrity and financial acumen, measured by a focused commitment to mission to make sure our district and community's interest are best served at every turn. As we move forward with the many opportunities that lay ahead, Julie will be a tremendous partner for those of us who love to call Oakwood home,” Board of Education Todd Duwel said.
Belden will officially begin her tenure with the district Jan. 22, 2019.
Five-Year Forecast 2018
Board approved Dec. 10, 2018
Thank you for visiting the Oakwood City School District Treasurer’s Office Website. On the site, you will find relevant information about the business operations of the district. Our goal is to maintain financial credibility and accountability to our taxpayers, parents, students and staff of the Oakwood City Schools.
Oakwood Schools have received awards for financial reporting, including awards for the past 20 years from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO). In addition, the school district has also won awards from the State of Ohio Auditor’s Office.
If you have any questions about the financial or business operations of the Oakwood School District, please call the Treasurer's office at 297-5332.