Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis, Stephen Keyser, recently announced his retirement from the organization. His final day at CSD will be this summer, August 3rd. In 2006, Steve joined CSD’s staff from the Mehlville School District, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. His experience also includes time with the Parkway School District, St. Louis Community College, as well as other private industry companies.

“Steve has been an asset to CSD and the school districts we serve in many ways,” Executive Director Don Senti shared, “Steve’s leadership has helped districts collaborate and save significant money, allowing them to direct those funds to the education of students.”

During Steve’s time here, he has been responsible for many successful programs, including the development of the CSD Retirement Trust. The Retirement Trust has simplified the 403(b) retirement planning process for school districts and their employees. He also spearheaded significant success for the CSD Insurance Trust, with low loss ratios that have been accomplished through a focus on wellness and the implementation of a Health Reimbursement Account. In addition, Steve was a 2011 finalist as a small nonprofit CFO of the year. Those awards are given to financial professionals in the St. Louis region from the St. Louis Business Journal for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.

CSD will begin the process of searching for its next Chief Financial Officer soon. Look for more information to come on our website, www.moreap.net.

Congratulations to Steve for a job well done!