Moore first business person in Michigan to receive two back-to-back awards from MSBO
Robert Moore, deputy superintendent of Finance & Operations for Oakland Schools, has recently been honored with the 2018 School Business Official of the Year Award from the 3,000-member Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO), a nonprofit corporation which works to serve many interests related to public education.
Oakland Schools is an intermediate school district which provides regional services to all 28 school districts in Oakland County. In his current role, Moore manages Finance; Facility Maintenance and Operations; Capital Construction, Business Services; Government & Community Services; Legal Affairs; Event Management; and other auxiliary services such as Student Transportation and Nutrition Services.
Moore is also the director of the School Finance Research Collaborative, a group of business and school leaders who recently completed extensive research to determine the cost of student achievement for all Michigan pk-12 students.
The School Business Official of the Year Award recognizes MSBO members who exemplify professionalism, leadership and innovation in the field of school business management throughout the year. Moore was honored at a ceremony on April 18 in Detroit where he received a crystal award and a $1,500 professional development scholarship to attend the 2018 Association of School Business Officials International Annual Conference in September in Florida.
Last year, Moore was also honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the MSBO. This award is given to those who have put forth extraordinary effort, provided unique service and have completed accomplishments that serve as an inspiration for others. Moore is the first business official in Michigan to have been awarded both MSBO honors.
“To receive the Distinguished Service Award by the MSBO last year was already an honor. So to now be served with the 2018 Business Official of the Year Award is just tremendous for both myself and the entire Oakland Schools’ team,” said Moore. “Public education is my passion and it is nice to be recognized for something I truly value.”
Prior to joining Oakland Schools in 2005, Moore was senior deputy chief executive officer for Detroit Public Schools where he oversaw Facility Maintenance, Capital Improvement Programs; Contracting, Real Estate and Urban Planning; Transportation; Food Service; Security; Print Production; Environmental Health and Safety; Warehouse Operations; Financial Functions; and State Legislative Affairs. Before he worked in Detroit, Moore held a variety of executive-level school positions in large school districts in Colorado and also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for a $4 billion local government investment pool. He also served for 11 years in the U.S. Coast Guard and for seven years as a general foreman at a large steel mill.
Moore earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Colorado in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1974.