James Pugh & Associates  LLC 



2010-           Principal of James Pugh & Associates LLC.  Project work and 
                    consulting for independent schools. Jim sees himself as a "business
                    manager at large".  His forte is doing the actual work for a school
                    which doesn't have the bandwidth or expertise in a given area.
                    Jim has extensive experience with third-party surveys of school

2013-15       Vice President of Statistics for School Office Services (Dallas, TX).
                    Conducted the annual surveys of Cal-ISBOA and PAISBOA.
                    Conducted the Financial Position Survey and the Business Operations
                    Compensation and Staffing Study for NBOA.  Created surveys in
                    Excel for programmers to render onto an on-line Oracle platform.

Experience – chief business officer at an independent school

2011-17        Interim CFO at several independent schools.
2002-09        Brooks School, North Andover, MA

Business Manager.  Co-ed boarding/day school of 355 students
in grades 9-12.

1990-2002    The Hill School, Pottstown, PA

Treasurer. Assistant Headmaster for Financial and Business Operations.  Instructor in History.  Co-ed boarding/day school of 
490 students in grades 9-12.


1983-90        Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA

Director of Finance and Planning. Girls day school at the time
for grades K-12 with 540 students.


Experience – history teacher at an independent school

1980-82             Breck School, Minneapolis, MN
1979-80             University Liggett School, Grosse Pointe, MI

1973-76        Milton Academy, Milton, MA

Selected roles (.pdf) at the recent schools

Selected professional contributions

National Business Officers Association (NBOA) - founding member

Past President of ABOPS - an association of 40 northeastern boarding schools
Sorrel Paskin's Accounting Institute - hosted for 16 years

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