Long-Range Financial Modeling: Faculty

Course Faculty

Mary Kay Markunas

Mary Kay Markunas

Mary Kay Markunas currently serves as Interim Director, Member Resources and Research at NBOA, and has over 24 years of experience supporting management teams in independent schools and Fortune 100 companies. In this capacity, she manages all of NBOA's research efforts and surveys, as well as online resources and toolkits. Prior to joining NBOA, Markunas served as the director of finance and operations at The Avery Coonley School for 12 years. She holds a B.S. from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Palmer Ball

Palmer Ball

Prior to forming Palmer Ball Consulting, LLC Ball served as business manager at Spartanburg Day School (Spartanburg, South Carolina) for 21 years. She was the 2015 recipient of NBOA's Ken White Award, served two terms on the NBOA Board of Directors and was elected to the Association of Business Officers of Independent Schools (ABOIS) in 2008. Ball has served on the faculty of NBOA's Business Officer Institute (BOI) and at the Klingenstein Institute at Columbia University in New York City. Ball has presented the long-range budge model via online classes, webinars and presentations at numerous national and regional conferences. She holds a B.A. in biology from Converse College and an MBA in accounting from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

ACA Employer Mandate Enforcement Begins

NBOA

For the first time, the IRS has begun enforcement of the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act for employers averaging 50 or more full-time employees in the prior calendar year. Letters from the IRS are expected to reach thousands of employers over the next several weeks. Click the link above to learn what your school can do if it receives an assessment letter.