Heights Libraries names new finance manager
Heights Libraries has named Deborah Herrmann as the system’s new finance manager. Herrmann will begin her new job on July 1, and succeeds Jana Nassif, who left the position in April.
Prior to joining Heights Libraries, Herrmann, who lives in University Heights, served as treasurer of Strongsville City Schools. Before that, she worked as treasurer for Cuyahoga Heights School District, Kirtland Local School District and Richmond Heights School District. She also served as Geauga County’s chief deputy auditor and was a tax administrator in the Medina County Auditor's Office.
“Deborah brings with her a wealth of government experience, in public school districts, and city and county governments,” said Nancy Levin, Heights Libraries director. “That experience fits perfectly with the finance management needs of a tax-funded organization like Heights Libraries.”
Levin added, “She also has experience managing construction budgets, which she will put to good use on the renovation of our University Heights branch next year.”
“I have always been a voracious reader and, having worked in schools, I know the important opportunities for learning a library can provide,” said Herrmann. “I am excited about the prospect of using my knowledge of government finance to benefit the library staff and patrons.”
Herrmann earned her Master of Public Administration degree from Kent State University, and is licensed by the State of Ohio to serve as a public school treasurer. She is a member of the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association, the Business Advisory Committee and Insurance Committee of the Ohio Schools Council, and the Ohio School Association of School Business Officials.
Sheryl Banks is the marketing and community relations manager for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library System.