Saturday, June 11, 2016

IASB celebrates employees, honors retirees

The upcoming months will include several staff changes, and the Illinois Association of School Boards appreciates and celebrates the service of several longtime employees. IASB Executive Director Roger Eddy recognized these individuals at an all-staff meeting in Springfield on May 23.

Officially retiring on June 30 are four staff members: Jerry Glaub, communications consultant and former director of publications and deputy executive director; Janice Kidd, assistant manager for technology; Melinda Selbee, general counsel; and Donna Johnson, director of executive searches.

Jerry Glaub retires at the end of the month after serving IASB for nearly 47 years. He came aboard as director of publications and public relations in 1969 and eventually served as deputy executive director of member services. He retired from full-time work May 1, 2007, but since then has served as a communications consultant.

Janice Kidd has been with IASB for 28 years, most recently as assistant manager for technology. Kidd was the go-to person for staff needing expertise on IASB’s database system, as well as participating in the ongoing transition to a new association management system. Kidd was also the chief potluck planner for IASB’s Springfield office. Upon her retirement, her efforts in both capacities will be missed.

General Counsel Melinda Selbee is retiring after 26 years of service to IASB. Selbee created the Office of General Counsel and was the original developer and editor of IASB’s Policy Reference Education Subscription Service (PRESS), the premier school policy service in the state. The current IASB Assistant General Counsel, Kimberly Small, will serve as General Counsel beginning July 1. Click here to read more about the transition.

Donna Johnson, director of IASB’s Executive Searches department, had worked for IASB for 15 years, beginning in field services, where she was also a director, later assisting school boards in recruiting and selecting superintendents. She also served a term as chair of the National Association of Superintendent Searchers. Her replacement will be Tom Leahy, who has been working as a consultant in the Executive Searches department.

Also at the May meeting, several individuals received acknowledgement for milestone years of service to IASB:

5 Years:
Brenda Watkins, Administrative Assistant, Field Services
Brian Zumpf, Consultant, Policy Services

10 Years:
Nesa Brauer, Trainer, Board Development
Sandra Kwasa, Director, Board Development
Jennifer Nelson, Director/Information Services, Communications
Julie Niewinski, Administrative Assistant, Policy Services

20 Years:
Anna Lovern, Director, Policy Services

40 Years:
Doug Blair, Consultant, Executive Searches