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Announcing New CFO

Announcing Our New Chief Financial Officer

Current UCSD Chief Financial Officer, Mary Beth Fast, will be resigning at the end of this school year to pursue a leadership role as Executive Director of the Iowa Association of School Business Officials. Throughout the past five years, the District has grown stronger through Ms. Fast’s financial leadership. Her keen expertise has guided the District in making fiscally responsible decisions while supporting the educational needs of all students. She is a highly respected leader—both inside and outside the District— and will be greatly missed. 

Steve Richman 1012 172x228While we will miss Ms. Fast, our task now is to prepare for the future which leads us to an exciting announcement. Mr. Steve Richman has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer. Over the past 36 years, Mr. Richman has served on the UCSD Business Services Team with his most recent role being Account Supervisor. 

“I look forward to providing opportunities that create excellent learning environments for our students and staff. Being an Urbandale graduate and providing 36 years of service to the District, I am truly humbled and blessed for this new experience,” said Richman.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Richman to the position of Chief Financial Officer beginning July 1, 2022. We’re excited to continue working alongside Mr. Richman as his breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise are essential to UCSD.