The application period for CASBO Associate Member Committee is now closed!

Shape CASBO’s priorities for the year ahead as a member of our Associate Member Committee.

Committee service is a rewarding way to give back to the school business industry while growing your professional network and gaining valuable leadership experience.

Associate Member positions are open to all current Associate Members who complete an application by the application deadline. Appointees are selected by CASBO’s Executive Committee and start their term of service at the end of Annual Conference each year. All leadership terms are held for a period of three (3) years, unless otherwise noted.

Open positions:

  • (5) Associate Member Positions
  • (1) Associate Member Positions (two-year term, expires 2026)

Roles and Responsibilities:


  • A strong desire to serve California schools and contribute to the success of CASBO by understanding and supporting its mission.
  • Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities faced by K-12 school business leaders in California.
  • Proven experience and knowledge relevant to the needs of school business leaders, such as finance, technology, facilities management, or legal compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate effectively with others, fostering a spirit of teamwork and achieving collective goals.
  • Willingness to dedicate time and effort to attending committee meetings, participating in projects and initiatives, and contributing to the overall success of the committee.
  • Be an Associate Member.

Role of a Committee Member:

  • Advocate for the interests and concerns of Associate Members within the CASBO community.
  • Work alongside TK-14 school business leaders and supporting businesses to identify and address key issues impacting California school business.
  • Stay informed about CASBO’s direction, pending legislation, and emerging issues affecting school business.
  • Share knowledge and expertise to educate and assist TK-14 school leaders in solving problems and finding effective solutions.
  • Actively participate in committee activities and professional development opportunities to enhance personal and professional growth.

Current Associate Member Committee:

Jeff Carew
Vice President, Client Solutions
PMA Financial Network, LLC

Chris Cuevas
Assistant Chair
VP, Regional Director
American Fidelity

David Creech
Immediate Past Chair
Divisional Vice President
Corebridge Financial (formerly AIG Retirement)

Eugene Murray
Past President 1993-1994

Michelle Neto
Governance Liaison

John Baracy
Associate Member
Managing Director

Tom Barentson
Associate Member
Business Development Manager
Southland Industries

Gregg Ethier
Associate Member
Director of Sales
Southwest School & Office Supply

Harold Freiman
Associate Member
Lozano Smith, LLP

Tim Helm
Associate Member
VP Government And Education
Visual Edge IT / Image Source

Chris Hiatt
Associate Member
Keygent LLC

Craig McAlpin
Associate Member
Director of Client Services

Philip McDermott
Associate Member
Account Representative
Sierra School Equipment Company

Kyle McKibbin
Associate Member
Asst. Vice President

Erica Peterson
Associate Member
Director of Education & Engagement

Heather Rubio
Associate Member
Christy White, Inc.

Samuel Santana
Associate Member
Dannis Woliver Kelley

Kim Scott
Associate Member
Vice President, Business Development & Marketing
Blach Construction Company