District 308 Hires New Finance Chief
Paul O'Malley will make about $40,000 more than outgoing Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance Tim Neubauer.
Paul O’Malley will serve as assistant superintendent of business—a slight change in title from Neubauer. He previously served four years at Niles Township High School District 219 as assistant superintendent for business services. He also held the same position in Glenbard Township School District 87 for two years. He will begin with District 308 on July 1.
“The Board of Education interviewed several candidates for this position and it is very pleased to have Paul join the district,” Board President Bill Walsh said.
O’Malley was picked for the position from an initial pool of about 20 candidates, Walsh said. That pool was brought down to four final candidates who have interviewed by the board during closed board sessions during the past week.
District 308 paid Ray and Associates $10,000 to help find O’Malley. The firm is the same that is helping search for a replacement for Superintendent Dan O’Donnell, who is leaving the district June 30.
O’Malley’s base salary will be $180,000. Neubauer, who is leaving for Barrington Community Unit School District 220, was earning a base salary of $141,623.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to more accurately reflect the current salary of Tim Neubauer. Salary figures listed in the district's 2011-12 compensation report do not reflect raises given this year, according to Kristy Kuntz, Executive Director of Human Resource Services.