The new Brookfield Local School District treasurer used to live and work in the Shenango Valley.
“I used to have a lot of clients that lived in the Brookfield area,” said Jordan Weber, who was hired Aug. 25 to start Sept. 9. “I lived five minutes from here.”
Alerted to the Brookfield job opening by former district Treasurer Craig Yaniglos, Weber had spent a day shadowing Yaniglos when Yaniglos worked for the district, said Board President Sarah Kurpe.
Weber’s affinity for the area was something the school board noticed, Kurpe said.
“We felt like the cultural fit for us was good, but also for him,” she said.
Weber worked for Phoenix CPAs and Consultants in Sharon out of college, moved to sales for a while, but has spent the last three years as assistant treasurer for the Columbiana County Educational Service Center.
“I’m looking forward to honestly getting to work with Mr. (Supt. Toby) Gibson, reconnecting with my original, out-of-college roots,” said Weber, who will be paid $87,979 a year in a contract that lasts until July 31, 2025.
“Just the opportunity to let what is already a great school, really help it grow,” said Weber, who lives in Austintown and brought his wife and three young children to the board meeting at which he was hired.
Weber said Brookfield’s enrollment goes against the trend of Trumbull County schools.
“Actually, they’re growing,” he said. “Just looking forward to working on a team that’s already done amazing things for the community.”
Kurpe said Weber’s experience with the Columbiana ESC “was a huge standout.”
“We’re just really excited,” Kurpe said. “I feel like this is a difficult role to fill and so important. I think it’s a good situation.”
“I can see myself being here for a long time,” Weber said.