Who's Watching the Money? A Construction Management Story

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Building new, renovating or expanding facilities can be an exciting — but chaotic — experience, introducing a new layer of activity and expectations that can detract school leaders from their core duties. This is especially true for the business office, which plays a key role in both project management and securing the school’s overall financial viability, inclusive of fundraising initiatives, the potential use of debt and the overall impact of the project on the operating budget. Discover why numerous educational institutions seek the guidance of independent project managers to navigate the intricacies of campus projects and gain insights into the anticipated return on investment (ROI). This webinar introduces a 'partnering' model that keeps you involved in crucial project decisions while shielding you from risky technical tasks.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn how the CFO balances project management with the bigger picture – the long-term financial health and sustainability of the school’s operating model and capital structure.


Members: Free
Nonmembers: $105.00


Credit Information

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Management Services
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR (Business) – Business Leadership

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: Business Acumen


Chad Christoff

Chad Christoff

Managing Director


Chad Christoff is a managing director in Stifel’s Independent School Finance practice. Christoff specializes in assisting independent schools with capital planning and debt financing. With over 13 years of experience working with independent schools, Christoff brings expert knowledge of financial modeling and analysis, independent school capital structure, and quantitative vetting of strategic and campus master plan initiatives. He has led financings that include both bank-based and public market structures, fixed and variable rate debt, and the use of interest rate swaps and other derivatives.
Alex Penry

Alexandra Penry

Senior Director for Finance and Advancement

Headwaters School

Austin, TX

Alexandra Penry is the senior director of finance and advancement at Headwaters School, a toddler-12th grade school in Austin, TX that serves over 500 students. Penry brings over a decade of expertise in independent school finance and leadership. Prior to Headwaters, she served as the director of external affairs at Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, MA, and as the director of admissions at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana. She is also a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. She has prior experience in higher education fundraising.
Joe Rayburn

Joe Rayburn

Director of Partner Development

Building Solutions

As Director of Sales at Building Solutions, Joe Rayburn is responsible for driving revenue growth while creating a rewarding client experience. His role also involves cultivating and expanding the firm’s professional network within the A/E/C industry, augmenting the firm’s capabilities and enriching its range of services. Rayburn brings over 20 years of sales and development leadership experience.
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