ISANNE 2019 Business Officers Conference

ISANNE 2019 Business Officers Conference

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel ~ Portsmouth, NH

January 7-9, 2019

ISANNE is excited to announce the Business Officers Annual Conference January 7-9, 2019 at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH.

The Business Officers Executive Committee, led by Steve Solberg, Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Head of School at Cardigan Mountain School, has worked hard this year to bring you engaging, thought-provoking sessions, collaboration with like-professionals and free time to enjoy Portsmouth!

Monday afternoon NEASC will host a pre-conference guided discussion on ways the CFO can strengthen the visiting team and how NEASC can more effectively utilize the business officer’s expertise and skills in the accreditation process. Meet with NEASC staff and bring your ideas, suggestions and ask questions.  Please register HERE for this session if you plan to attend.

Monday night you are free to make dinner reservations on your own – please contact Tedda if you’d like to be set up with a group.

Tuesday morning the conference kicks off with James Palmeri, Senior Vice President at NBOA. In his presentation, Key Financial Indicators for the Independent School Business Office: Leading During a Time of Change, James will identify the key financial indicators that best illustrate a school’s vitality and long-term financial health and will draw from data in the NBOA Business Intelligence for Independent Schools (BIIS) and the NBOA Financial Dashboard.

Jennifer Borislow, Founder & President, Borislow Insurance, will join us to share ways for you to help your employees prepare for the unforeseen reality if the death of a family member occurs so they aren't asking the question, "If I had only known?"

Tuesday afternoon includes a presentation from Sam Daume and Jeff Olsen of Fred C. Church on Enterprise Risk Management as well as breakout sessions and a panel discussion on School Safety and Security and Energy Conservation and Alternatives.

We will close out the afternoon programming with one of two Cracker Barrel sessions – please come prepared with topics of interest.

Tuesday evening is our Corporate Partner Reception with raffle prize fun and the annual dinner which will include a musical performance from the award-winning Heronfield Academy Jazz group.

Wednesday Morning begins with Tax Updates from Barb McGuan & Roger Prince of Berry Dunn, followed by our second Cracker Barrel session.

And Wednesday will conclude with Linda Johnson, Director, Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Education Law Group at McLane Middleton, with a presentation titled “Harassment Prevention - Policies and Trainings Fail – Now What?”

The conference will conclude by 12 noon on Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you there!


Registration Information

$349.00 per person for ISANNE Members - Full Conference (includes all meals, conference breaks and conference materials)

$449.00 ISANNE Member and Spouse - (includes all meals, conference breaks and conference materials and dinner and breakfast for spouse)

$750.00 per person for Non-ISANNE Members

Please be advised that the registration form is for the conference only.  You will need to make your own room reservation by calling the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel at 1-603-431-2300. Your rooming reservation must be made by Sunday, December 23, 2018 to receive the conference room rate of $119.00. Please identify yourself as an ISANNE Business Officers Conference participant.


Mon, 01/07/2019 to Wed, 01/09/2019


Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market St
Portsmouth, NH 03801


ISANNE Member - Business Officers Conference Participant

Click the gray bar below for member, spouse and non-member registration options.

$349.00 for ISANNE Members: This fee includes all meals, conference breaks and conference materials. DOES NOT include overnight accommodations. Hotel reservations must be made on your own.