Announcing the 2021 NBOA Will J. Hancock Unsung Heroes

The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations to the 2021 recipient

Jul 16, 2021


James Cooper
Chief Financial Officer
Sequoyah School
Pasadena, California
Jill Duncan
Chief Financial Officer
New Hampton School
New Hampton, New Hampshire

Lisa Dwelle
Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations
The Steward School
Richmond, Virginia

Alex Heiberger
Chief Financial Officer
Gladwyne The Madeira School
McLean, Virginia

Christie Holman
Assistant Head for Operations/Director of Finance
The Walker School
Marietta, Georgia

Carol Lyon
Assistant Headmaster for Finance
St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Johnsbury, Virginia

Mary Maisano
Director of Finance
Garden School
Jackson Heights, New York
David Mancos
Chief Financial Officer
Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte, North Carolina

Graeme McWhirter
Chief Financial Officer
The Pennington School
Pennington, New Jersey
Vipada Musick
Business Manager/CFO
Evergreen School
Silver Spring, Maryland

Laura Placio
Business Manager
John Burroughs School
St. Louis, Missouri
Chad Stacey
Chief Financial Officer
Dunn School
Los Olivos, California

Teresa Standard
Director of Finance
University School of Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee
David Wollam
Director of Finance
Winchester Thurston School
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David Wright
Finance Director
University School
Cleveland, Ohio



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