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Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools treasurer to receive 2 percent raises in 2019, 2020

February 4, 2019 GMT

Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools treasurer to receive 2 percent raises in 2019, 2020

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio -- Jeff Hall, treasurer of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools, will receive 2 percent raises in both August 2019 and August 2020 under a new contract the school board approved Jan. 23.

Hall’s salary, now $110,000, will rise to $112,200 in August of this year and $114,444 in August 2020. The contract ends July 31, 2021.

“I am very pleased with the high level of support and encouragement from our Board of Education,” Hall told cleveland.com in an email. “By approving an additional two years with an inflationary base salary increase, both items as I requested, their confidence is evident in my ability to continue to provide the financial oversight and leadership (the school district) deserves.”  

Hall was hired in 2017 to replace Richard Berdine, who left the district to become treasurer for the Revere Local Schools. Berdine’s final salary was $105,560.

When he was hired, Hall, a career banker, was new to public school finances. So the district contracted with David L. Osborne -- a retired schools’ treasurer who had served in the Manchester Local School District and Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools -- to mentor him.

Hall said Osborne worked with him from Aug. 1, 2017, to mid-December 2017. Osborne was to earn $450 a day for up to five days a month for up to six months, which would have been a total of $13,500.

Although new to school finances, Hall’s background includes education. He started his career as a marketing and accounting teacher at Napoleon High School, in the city of Napoleon in northwestern Ohio.

This was after he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business education from Bowling Green State University, where he minored in accounting and business, and a master’s degree in vocational education supervision from Bowling Green.

Then Hall was recruited by the former Society Bank, now KeyCorp. According to his resume, he was a financial adviser at UBS PaineWebber, vice president and senior relationship manager at Sky Bank, managing director of private banking at U.S. Bank and vice president of wealth management and private banking at FirstMerit Bank, which is now Huntington Bank.

In 2010 and 2011, Hall was executive director of corporate development at Cuyahoga Community College. Then he was private wealth manager at Citizens Bank.

Hall, a Parma resident for more than 20 years, has also served on the Padua Franciscan High School Board of Trustees and was athletic director at St. Anthony of Padua School.