Ken Hicks, the assistant superintendent for business services for the Dysart Unified School District, was recently recognized with the Bill Lovett Memorial Award by the Arizona Association of School Business Officials for his outstanding contribution to the organization.
Hicks was honored at the annual conference for his dedication, service, and longevity to AASBO. He has been an AASBO member for 23 years and continues to be a resource for AASBO and its members.
Hicks presents at annual conferences, served on several committees and boards including: the AASBO Executive Board, Education Finance Reform Group, Trust Alliance Board, Valley Schools Board, Auditor General’s School Finance Advisory Committee, ASBO International, Government Finance Officers Association and Governor’s Classroom First Initiative.
“He is a positive and approachable advocate for Arizona public education and is a supportive member of AASBO, ” said Francie Wolfe-Baumann, accounting coordinator at Dysart Schools.
The award was created in memory of William “Bill” Lovett who served as the AASBO president from 1974-1975 and was the organization’s first Executive Director.
AASBO is a professional organization; providing support and professional development opportunities for individuals in the field of education who provide management and services in accounting, finance, budget, food and nutrition, technology, maintenance and facilities, pupil transportation, and other support service operations. The mission of AASBO is to promote the highest standards of school business management by providing quality training, legislative leadership, and cultivating the professional stature of its members.