The Neenah Joint School District didn’t have to look far for its new Director of Business Services, selecting Director of Facilities/Engineer Andrew Thorson for the position.
Thorson is in his fourth year in Neenah and will assume his new duties on Jan. 1. Thorson replaces Kathy Davis, who resigned to accept a position in the DeForest Area School District and move closer to her hometown. The Board of Education approved Thorson’s hire on Nov. 18.
Thorson holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. He will begin working to obtain a license in School Business Management from UW-Whitewater in January. He is a licensed engineer in the state of Wisconsin.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to step up in leadership in the District,” said Thorson, who wrote his master’s degree thesis in organizational structure. “I enjoy leadership and management and thrive in forming relationships to help others succeed.
“This wasn’t something on my radar, but it was an opportunity that presented itself and I think it’s a great fit. I am very excited about the opportunity.”
“We are thrilled about Mr. Thorson's appointment to the Director of Business Services,” said Superintendent Dr. Mary Pfeiffer. “Mr. Thorson has been an exceptional employee for the past three years and someone committed to the Neenah Joint School District. I look forward to a great future with Mr. Thorson at the helm of the Business Department. “
As Director of Business Services, Thorson will oversee the person in his former position as well as the areas of food service, employee wellness, transportation, revenue enhancement, payroll and accounting. A search for a Director of Facilities/Engineer is now underway.