Given to exceptionally active and inspiring individuals who have dedicated their careers to the support of others in the field.
Nominees may include individuals who have made outstanding contributions over several years in the field of independent school business operations, including service to other schools, business officers and groups. Nominees for this award, the association's highest honor, must be affiliated with an NBOA member school.
Nominations are currently closed for the Distinguished Business Officer Award.
The recipient is announced in January, and the award is presented at NBOA's Annual Meeting.
Pine Crest School
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nancy Greene’s contributions to the field of independent school business and operations are many, but perhaps her most distinctive is her numerous and highly regarded presentations, as delivered on the faculty of multiple NBOA Business Officer Institutes or at many NBOA Annual Meetings. Her expertise ranges from facilities management and debt financing to enterprise risk management. Greene’s commitment to learn deeply about the many facets of the business officer role, and in turn, share with her colleagues and the greater NBOA community, places her in a class nearly all her own.
Greene served two terms on the NBOA Board of Directors, during which time she chaired the strategic initiatives committee and assisted with the development of the NBOA Financial Dashboard. Greene also provides leadership to the Florida Council of Independent Schools; sits on the board of directors for FICURMA, a consortium of schools that cooperatively purchases insurance; and is a longstanding member of the Association of Business Officers of Independent Schools (ABOIS). Her career in independent school business, finance and operations has spanned 27 years, including many years at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, and Saint Edward’s School in South Beach, Florida, prior to accepting her role at Pine Crest in 2018.
Every year since 1999, NBOA has honored an extraordinary professional with the Distinguished Business Officer Award. View the award's past recipients.
The Distinguished Business Officer Award honors the legacy of Kenneth A. White, Jr., who had a passion for this field and an incurable desire to help others. He could discuss business matters anywhere, and always had extra time for problems and questions. Ken pushed himself to find ways to do things better. He was a visionary, not just for his school, but for all schools. Upon his death in 1996, speakers at his memorial services recognized him as "a man of deep faith," a "mentor," and an "inspiration," as well as a valued colleague, neighbor, and friend.
Ken held a top financial position at Davison-Elkin College, and then served for 21 years at Westminster School in Atlanta. He was a founding member of MISBO (Mid-South Independent School Business Officers), and was active in many other organizations, especially ABOIS (Association of Business Officers of Independent Schools), and also served a term on the NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Business Service Committee.