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Phillip Butto Hired as District Treasurer/CFO

Phillip Butto Hired as the next Hudson City School District Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer


Hudson City Schools – The Board of Education has approved the hiring of the next Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Hudson City School District. Phillip Butto will replace Kathryn Sines, who is retiring as of July 31, 2019 after an outstanding 26-year career as a school financial officer.


In Phil’s position as the Treasurer/CFO of the Hudson City School District, his salary will be $117,900. In addition to district duties, Hudson’s treasurer also serves as the treasurer of the Sixth District Compact. Compensation for these duties are shared equally among the six participating school districts for a total salary of $6,304.

“It’s an honor to be chosen as the next Treasurer/CFO of Hudson City School District,” says Butto. “I am incredibly thankful to this board for putting their faith and trust in me.  I am very much looking forward to working with the Board of Education, Phil Herman, the leadership team, staff, and students. I love what I do and I am passionate about education.  I can think of no better way to give back to my community than serving them as the Treasurer/CFO of Hudson City Schools.”


Steve DiMauro, Vice President of the Board of Education, says about Phil, “During the interview process, Phil's financial skills, solid track record and experience, learning mindset, and overall passion for education stood out.  I think he will be a great fit with our existing team of administrators, and look forward to having him join Hudson Schools this coming summer."


Phil began his career as a school Treasurer/CFO in 2000. Since that time, he has served in several local area school districts including, Keystone Local, Ravenna City, and is currently completing his third year as Treasurer/CFO of the Kenston Local School District. He brings a total of 21 years of CFO experience to the position, as well as serving two years as a state auditor. Over the course of his career, he has also actively managed several construction projects and bond levy funds.


Butto holds both a Treasurer’s License and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certificate. Other awards and professional contributions include receiving the 2015 Northeast Ohio Distinguished Service Award for his four-year term as an officer of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) Five-County Chapter. He currently represents the OASBO Five-County Chapter as its legislative liaison.


“Phil’s strong background and experience combined with an attitude of openness will enable continuity in the solid fiscal management practices and culture of transparency established by Kathryn Sines,” says Phil Herman, Superintendent. “We look forward to having Phil join our administrative team.”


Phil is a 1996 graduate of Youngstown State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting and a minor in Economics.


Butto, his wife and children, are residents of Hudson. His children attend Hudson Schools. In addition, he has served on the Hudson Tree Commission, and is a member of the Friends of the Hudson Parks.