Mr. Louis Pepe, MBA, RSBA

City of Summit Public Schools

Assistant Superintendent for Business
Summit, NJ
07901

Bio

Professional Biography
Louis J. Pepe, MBA, RSBA
School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

Mr. Pepe, Business Administrator/Board Secretary for the City of Summit Public School District, is an experienced administrator in the field of education, and has more than 20 years of professional experience in management, operations and administration. He has developed a solid base of expertise in planning, finance, budgeting, resource allocation, construction, facilities maintenance, transportation, food service, and labor relations. He oversees all financial and business operations for the K-12 District comprised of two primary centers, five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school containing 3,883 students with a $61 million dollar budget. He is a Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA) by the State of New Jersey and has served as the Editorial Review Committee Chair for KEYPOST, the official magazine for the State of New Jersey Association of Business Officials (NJASBO) for the past five years.
Key Successes
• Completed New Primary Centers facility construction to bring buildings on line for September 2008 under budget.
• Managed projects to support implementation of district-wide facilities program, including development of program needs
• Reengineered work processes and systems of business office operations to enhance efficiency and provide improved customer service
• Designed and administered cash management/fraud prevention plan to enhance internal controls and improve fiscal management of district operations

Honors and Awards
Pinnacle of Achievement for Innovative Ideas in the field of School Business 2007
ASBO – Association of School Business Officials International

Oxford Roundtable – 2005 – Speaker on Issues in Financing Public Education in America
Oxford University, Oxford England.

Award of Financial Reporting Achievement 2005, 2006
GFOA - The Government Finance Officers Association of U.S. & Canada

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 2005, 2006, 2007
ASBO – Association of School Business Officials International
Education

Mr. Pepe earned his Bachelors Degree in International Business and Business Administration from Ramapo College of NJ and an MBA in Finance from William Paterson University’s Christos M. Cotsakos College of Business.

Background

Prior to entering the field of education, Mr. Pepe was a scanning administrator for the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, administrative assistant for SL Industries and served in the U.S. Army Information Systems Command as a Shift Supervisor with the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, Munich Germany. Through these experiences, Mr. Pepe developed leadership skills in team building, management and communications. Currently he serves as an officer for Union County ASBO, a Councilman at Large in his home community, a mentor for NJ Dept. Of Education State Certification Program, and is on faculty at Montclair State University as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Education.

Geographical Region

Northeast

Job Classification

Chief School Business Official

Professional Interest Area

Accounting, Auditing, & Budgeting, International Aspects, Professional Development, Risk Management, School Facilities Management, School Finance

Credentials

RSBA

Education

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2001 To 2004

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
1992 To 1996

Job History

Summit Public Schools

School Business Administrator
March 2008 - present

Oakland Public Schools, Oakland, NJ

School Business Administrator
August 2003 - February 2008

Rochelle Park Board of Education, Rochelle Park, NJ

School Business Administrator
July 2001 - August 2003