The Strongsville School Board appointed a new treasurer Thursday night, filling a four-month-old vacancy in the office.
Deborah Herrmann, currently the treasurer for the Cuyahoga Heights School District, will start duties here Dec. 1.
"We've been searching for a treasurer for many months now," Board President David Frazee said. "We went through many, many candidates, and we felt we weren't there, so we went back out again."
Herrmann, who did not attend Thursday night's meeting, was given a three-year contract at $108,000 a year.
She started her career as a newspaper reporter in Medina County, then worked as a tax administrator before becoming chief deputy auditor for the Geauga County Auditor's Office.
She earned a master's degree from Kent State University in 1990, then became treasurer for the Richmond Heights schools and, following that, for the Kirtland Local Schools for nearly nine years.
She has been with Cuyahoga Heights since the beginning of 2012.
"She comes with a wealth of experience," Frazee said.
Board member Jennifer Sinisgalli said the district had to replace three administrators this year after Parkinson resigned and former superintendent Jeff Lampert retired, but said the replacements -- Superintendent John Krupinski, Assistant Superintendent Cameron Ryba and now Herrmann -- are nothing short of a dream team.
"I'm so thrilled about the leadership team we have in place," Sinisgalli said.