Strengthening school districts in
financial stewardship and compliance.
Our leadership team can diagnose and solve even the most complex challenges — and we back it up with a deep bench of talented finance specialists who maintain our high standards.
When you work with our team, you not only gain best-in-class business support, but also join up with a student-centered organization with years of success in guiding school operations.
CESO Finance is all about collaboration. Whether we're consulting on an urgent challenge or working with your district team on a short- or long-term placement, we’re ready to dig into the details and truly hear from you.
Meet the finance leaders who make it all happen.
Ron has been involved in finance and operations with public schools for over 16 years, most recently as the Director of Finance and Operations at Eastern Carver County Schools. Before that, he served as the Executive Director of Finance and Operations for Osseo Area Schools. Both of the roles included operating as the Chief Financial Officer for each of these organizations.
Meyer holds a Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University. He also volunteers on the Business Advisory Board for Bethel University, and is a past school board member for Eastern Carver County Schools.
Margo is the 2019 Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO) Outstanding Lifetime Contribution Award recipient and Past President of MASBO. She was a member of MASBO, the International Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), and Schoolfinances.com. Margo served in various leadership roles in MASBO, Schools for Equity in Education, Schoolfinances.com, and MN Department of Education. She was a MASBO mentor. She presented for Minnesota School Boards Association, MASBO, Schoolfinances.com, Ehler’s school finance workshops, and MN State University.
Before her five-year run in Orono, Lauren spent four years in the private sector, serving in Accounting Manager and Senior Financial Accountant roles for a Minneapolis-based Fortune 100. Prior to that she spent three years as a Governmental Auditor for several Minnesota School Districts.
Lauren graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2008 with a B.S. in Accounting and earned her MBA in 2019 from Hamline University (St. Paul). Lauren has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 2012.
Kris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with an emphasis in Information Systems from St. Cloud State University and is a member of the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO).