LASD to hire new business services director.

November 16, 2018

Jesse Rickard

LASD to hire new business services director.

LUDINGTON — The Ludington Area School District Board of Education is expected to hire Jesse Rickard as the new director of business services when it meets Monday, Nov. 19. Rickard is replacing Bruce Doggett, who is retiring. Rickard currently serves as director of finance at Hart Public Schools.

“Mr. Rickard has been highly recommended for the position, and he is extremely excited and energized to take this position to help us move forward,” Superintendent Jason Kennedy wrote to the board in a pre-meeting memo. “He has helped stabilize Hart’s fund balance, has managed Hart’s $14 million dollar budget, he is an analytical thinker and problem solver, he recently completed a $16 million dollar bond project at Hart, has recent experience working with Michigan Treasury and contractors, and he has experience in bargaining and negotiating contracts. Jesse has earned the Chief Financial Officer Certification from the Michigan School Business Officials Association (MSBOA) and he has a bachelor’s

degree in accounting from Judson University in Elgin, Ill. Mr. Rickard will be a great fit for our team.”

The board meets at 6 p.m. in the administration office, 809 E. Tinkham Ave.


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