May 15, 2018
AESA Member News & Updates
The Deadline is Today!
Executives in Residence Program

Are you contemplating your next step in your ESA career?

Have you considered the Executives in Residence Program?

The deadline for applications is midnight, May 15, 2018.

The Executives in Residence Program, AESA's leadership development program, is a year-long program of professional development for current and future ESA leaders. Its purpose is to help develop national leaders for the future of ESAs. 

Executives in Residence Application (applications open through May 15, 2018).

Job Central
Any ESA that is a member of AESA may submit a job posting to to be posted to AESA's website.
Membership Renewal Time!
Thank you to all the ESAs who make AESA a great professional organization! Did you know that when your ESA renews its membership, all staff of that ESA become a part of AESA, too ?

The 2018-19 membership dues invoices will be emailed out to AESA members including agency, state association and institutional members on  Tuesday, May 15 . These invoices are being processed and delivered via QuickBooks.

AESA membership renewals will be sent to our designee at your organization. If the email doesn't show up in your Inbox, please check your spam folder.

Questions? Please contact John Bass, AESA Chief Operating Officer at  or Ann Fiene, AESA Executive Assistant at .

Thank you for your continued support of AESA!
Regional Conference
Midwest Forum on Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity Practices
August 6-7, 2018
Southeastern, Michigan

As a member benefit, AESA posts member regional events on our Regional Events webpage. Please contact for more information.
The Program Evaluation Affinity Group
has an Online Meeting May 23
Affinity Groups are open to all ESA staff members whose organizations are members of AESA. Join anytime!

This group’s work focuses on, but is not limited to, exploring ways of quantifying the impact of professional learning in education settings.

This Affinity Group will provide us with a network of practitioners committed to the ongoing improvement of their professional learning and other offerings.

At their meetings, they discuss:

  • Processes for evaluating the services and support we provide to member districts and other clients 
  • Engagement of member districts and other clients in the process of developing data collection instruments 
  • How a process of continuous improvement adds value to the work we do with our districts and other clients 

Technology: Schoology's BigBlueButton Conference will begin at 12:00 EST (9 am PCT, 10 am MT, 11 am CST) and will last 60-90 minutes, depending on the agenda. 

It's not too late to join!


Thank you to the leaders of this Affinity Group who come to AESA from Area Cooperative Educational Services, the regional service center serving south central Connecticut. 

Leslie Abbatiello , Director of Professional Development and School Improvement

Emily Freel , Assistant Director of Professional Development and School Improvement

For more information about AESA's Affinity Groups, please visit the AESA website .
Award Nominations Now Open
Do you know a colleague deserving of an AESA Award?

Recognition is a wonderful way to promote your profession and celebrate the work of individuals and teams that make our Nation's ESAs great!

Award Nominations are open. We appreciate your nominations!

Hotel discount available until June 18, 2018 when you register for the conference.

Visit the website for a complete description of this popular event!
Why Attend the Annual Summer Leadership Conference?
Three Keynote Speakers

Five ESA Leaders Share Their Stories (Read about our panelists below.)

Time for you to learn, network and learn from each other !

Here are the ESA Leaders Who Will Share Their Stories!

Managing Growth: Sustaining Success

Chris Rooney
CEO/Superintendent, Monmouth Ocean ESA

The Monmouth Ocean ESA has experienced several years of double-digit revenue growth, much of which Mr. Rooney attributes to working with AESA's Business Partners. Mr. Rooney will share how their ESA has grown, and how they have learned to manage the growth to sustain success.
ESAs in Action: Panelists
Part of each day of the Summer Leadership Conference is dedicated to participants working together and applying what you will be learning to your ESA. Hear from four national ESA leaders share their stories of bold leadership at their organizations.

Who you'll hear from:
Cliff Carmody, Executive Director
SouthWest/ West Central
Service Cooperative,
Marshall, MN
Mike Cook, Executive Director
ESSDACK, Hutchinson, Kansas
Vickie Clemmons,
Assistant Superintendent,
Hamilton County ESC,
Cincinnati, Ohio
Jerry G. Maze, Executive Director
Region XII ESC
Austin, Texas

Register for your spot today at AESA Summer Leadership Conference! Do it before June 18 to be sure you receive the hotel discount!
Business Partner News
Mutual Inc. and PlanMember Services Announce Exclusive New Partnership with NYSASBO

Farmingville, NY— Mutual, Inc. , a PlanMember Financial Center  in Farmingville, NY, is now an exclusive provider of retirement planning and financial education services to members of the  New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO) .

Mutual, Inc., headquartered in Farmingville, NY, is a leading financial services firm led by CEO Bill Devine. Mutual specializes in retirement planning and financial services. For more than 25 years they have helped clients shape their financial futures through their expertise and services that include retirement planning, tax preparation, and insurance and investment guidance.

As a NYSASBO Corporate Partner, Mutual is proud to provide participating New York State members with the professional support they need to reach their financial goals, including financial education and retirement planning advice and guidance. Members will have access to a vast array of educational resources from both PlanMember and U.S. Retirement & Benefits Partners, Mutual’s parent company.

“This is an exciting opportunity to utilize our technology and investment platforms to educate the members of the NYSASBO in the area of their own personal retirement planning and to provide them the tools to attain their goals,” said Devine.

“The team at Mutual, Inc. has over 25 years’ experience helping administrators and school districts reach their financial objectives by guiding them through the planning process. They can also reach out to schedule a complimentary call with an advisor to assist them in reaching their financial goals.”

Founded and headquartered in Carpinteria, California, PlanMember Financial Corporation is an investment management, retirement planning company with more than $11 billion in assets that specializes in the fee-based 403(b), 457(b), and 401(k) marketplace.

It has been serving individual investors and employer groups for more than three decades. PlanMember has established 31 successful Financial Centers in 19 states, with a goal of expanding to 80 nationally. For more information about PlanMember’s retirement solutions, visit .

Kevin Cantwell, Mutual, Inc.
(631) 467-2211 Ext. 221

Richard Ford, PlanMember
(800) 874-6910 Ext. 2400