Rise Award

Who is on the RISE?

The RISE Award recognizes a person whose early accomplishments, within their career and TASBO, distinguish them as future leaders in the profession. The goal of this new award is to bring to light those individuals who are on the rise in the school business community. Recipients are honored during the TASBO Engage Conference Awards Luncheon.

Nomination Criteria

  • A current Active TASBO member for no more than 7 years as of August 31st
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and achievements in his/her role and the potential to lead the future of school business
  • Displays a desire to advance his/her career with continued engagement in TASBO
  • Has not won the award previously

Nominate someone deserving of a 2025 RISE Award today.

RISE Award Sponsor

Congratulations to the 2024 RISE Award Recipients

  • Amanda Ray, RTSBA | Chief Financial Officer | Blue Ridge ISD
  • Amber Lasseigne, RTSBA | Executive Director of Finance | Lewisville ISD
  • Brandy Mayo, RTSBA | Chief Financial Officer | Venus ISD
  • Cayla Mars, RTSBA | Director of Finance | Ore City ISD
  • Jennifer Hinds, RTSBA | Director of Fiscal Services | Abilene ISD
  • Kelechi Bradley | Director of Research Assessment and Data | Sheldon ISD
  • Kelsey Ramos, RTSBA | Asst. Superintendent of Finance & Operations | Calallen ISD
  • Kenneth Cloud, CTSBO | PEIMS Coordinator | Tomball ISD
  • Kimberly Smith CPA | Chief Finance & Strategy Officer | Frisco ISD
  • Kyle Johnson | Asst. Superintendent Finance/Operations | Westwood ISD
  • Lance Rainey RTSBA | Chief Financial Officer | Brock ISD
  • Michael Smith RTSBA | Chief Operations Officer | West Hardin County CISD
  • Shannon Allen CTSBO | Purchasing Supervisor | Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
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