District 194 hires new lead finance officer

Andrew Sarnow

Andrew Sarnow starts July 24

The Lakeville Area School District’s new executive director of business services is Andrew Sarnow of Wisconsin.

The current chief financial officer at Green Bay Area Public Schools, Sarnow had a three-year contract unanimously approved by the District 194 School Board on June 27.

Sarnow will replace incoming Superintendent Michael Baumann in the position which Baumann held since 2013.

Baumann was selected by the board as the district’s next superintendent after Lisa Snyder resigned in November after five years leading the district.

Baumann’s contract starts July 1. Sarnow will start in the district July 24 at an annual salary of $145,000.

His salary will increase to $147,900 in 2018-19 and $150,858 in 2019-20, according to his contract.
Sarnow will also be eligible for an annual performance bonus. The amount of increase he could receive in addition to his contract salary ranges from 0 to 3.5 percent, based on his annual review measured against performance indicators.

According to Sarnow’s LinkedIn profile, prior to his job at Green Bay Area Public Schools, he worked three years as director of business services at Hartford Union High School District and from 2007-2012 was director of business services at the Beaver Dam Unified School District, both in Wisconsin.

LinkedIn also shows Sarnow worked as business manager for over two years in the Spooner Area School District and was director of finance at CESA No. 1, an educational cooperative that serves public and private schools in Wisconsin.

He holds a master’s degree in school business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whietwater and is currently working toward his master of business administration at Benedictine University.

Baumann said Sarnow stood out among other candidates because of his depth of experience in school finance and logistics operations as well has his ability to communicate very well.

Baumann said there will not be any changes in the position requirements, but added his ability to shape Sarnow’s work and direction is uniquely informed in the business and logistics operations of the district.

Sarnow did not return a call seeking comment by presstime.