Congratulations to Director of Finance and Operations Lisa Carbone Warren (pictured at right with School Committee Treasurer Toni Proffitt Brown and Head of School Larry Van Meter), who is the recipient of the National Business Officers Association’s (NBOA) 2017 Will Hancock Unsung Hero Award. The honor is given to business officers who have made an extraordinary and significant difference in their schools. These business officers, in doing their job, exemplify a high standard of integrity, knowledge, and motivation to help their schools succeed. They are team players whose work supports faculty, staff, trustees, and administration. They are both excellent managers and true leaders. In order to be considered for this award, a business officer must have clearly demonstrated an effective mastery of his or her job. Yet more importantly, this individual must have made a significant difference to the school, its staff, and its students.
The award is named after Will Hancock who is widely recognized as both a pioneer and innovator within the independent school business officer profession. Will was one of the 23 founders of NBOA and eventually served on the association staff as Deputy Executive Director.