CPA Kathy H. Isenhour was named a Partner in HIL Consultants following a 28-year career as a school business official and most recently, Associate Superintendent for a city school district. During this career, Kathy earned top awards in school finance including the Association of School Business Officials International Distinguished Professional Eagle Award. In addition to school finance, as Associate Superintendent this CPA also was responsible for maintenance, food service, purchasing, capital improvements, long-range planning, and transportation so she is well-versed in school operations.
Kathy Isenhour began her career as budget manager/accountant for Hickory NC Public Schools in 1983. She later was named Finance Officer and Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance before assuming the broader role of Associate Superintendent in 2006, a role she filled until her retirement in 2011.
Among her honors are being named Certified School Business Administrator by the NC State Board of Education, Lou R. Thompson School Business Official Service Award presented by the NC Association of School Business Officials (NCASBO), and Outstanding School Business Official by the Southeastern School Business Officials group. Each year from 1990 to 2010, Kathy and her staff were recognized by the NC State Board of Education for Achievement in Financial Management. She also was awarded the Government Finance Officers Association Award for Financial Achievement in Reporting, 1989-2010 and the Association of School Business Officials International Award for Financial Excellence in Reporting for the same time period.
Kathy served as President of NCASBO in 1995-96. She also was the NC Director for the Southeastern Association of School Business Officials and was a board member of the NC Association of School Administrators. Kathy has shared her expertise at local, state and national conferences.
North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
North Carolina Association of School Administrators
Government Finance Officer Association
Association of School Business Officials International
Southeastern Association of School Business Officials
North Carolina Association of School Business Officials