Bay Village Board of Education appoints treasurer

Bay Village Schools' new treasurer, Meghan Rohde, standing at podium, introduces herself at a recent Bay Village Board of Education meeting as Board of Education President Lisa Priemer, left, looks on.

During its March 13, 2021, Special Board Meeting, the Bay Village Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Meghan Rohde as Bay Village Schools’ next treasurer. Her start date with Bay Village Schools is April 26.

Rohde is currently the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer for Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District – located in southeastern Sandusky and northern Seneca counties – a position she has held since 2016. Prior to this role, the Castalia, Ohio, native served as a Senior Internal Auditor for PNC Bank in Cleveland and Standard Register Company in Dayton.

During her career, Rohde was recognized with the 2018 Emerging Leaders Scholarship Award from the Ohio Association of School Business Officials, and has also received an Ohio Auditor of State Award with her current school district. She is a graduate of Wright State University (B.S. in Accounting and Finance), Ohio University (MBA) and completed her School Treasurer Licensure coursework with University of Phoenix. Rohde is an active member of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials and enjoys running, reading and biking with her family.

Bay Village Board of Education President Lisa Priemer said Rohde’s school district treasurer experience, coupled with her time as an internal auditor for two of the state’s larger companies, made her the right choice.

“Meghan stood out as a great addition to Bay Village Schools because of her forecasting, budgeting and financial reporting experience,” said Priemer. “Being able to interact with staff and community members with candor and integrity is vital for this role.”

Rohde is excited to get started in her new position, and to make Bay Village her family’s new home. She and her husband, Andrew, and two young children plan to relocate to Bay Village before the start of next school year.

“I am grateful to the Bay Village Board of Education for this opportunity,” said Rohde. “I look forward to being a part of the Bay Village community, and working with the district staff, administration and students. For our community stakeholders, I will be transparent about financial analysis, and will strive to continually look for ways to enhance the district’s financial performance.”

Rohde was appointed to replace Nicole Spriggs, who retired as Bay Village Schools’ treasurer in December 2020. John Scott has served as interim treasurer since early 2021, and will continue in that role through Rohde’s transition.

Karen Uthe Semancik

Karen Uthe Semancik is the communications director for Bay Village Schools.

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