Heights Libraries Names New Finance Manager

Heights Libraries is pleased to name Deborah Herrmann as the system’s new finance manager. Herrmann succeeds Jana Nassif, who left in April.

Prior to joining Heights Libraries, Herrmann, who lives in University Heights, served as treasurer of Strongsville City Schools. Before working in Strongsville, she served as the treasurer at Cuyahoga Heights School District, the Kirtland Local School District, and the Richmond Heights School District. She also served as Geauga County’s Chief Deputy Auditor and a tax administrator in the Medina County Auditor’s Office.

“Deborah brings with her a wealth of government experience, in public school districts, and city and county governments,” says Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin. “That experience fits perfectly with the finance management needs of a tax-funded organization like Heights Libraries.”

“She also has experience managing construction budgets, which she will put to good use on the renovation of our University Heights branch next year,” adds Levin.

Herrmann earned her Master of Public Administration degree from Kent State University, and is licensed by the State of Ohio to serve as a public school treasurer. She is a member of the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association, the Business Advisory Committee and Insurance Committee of the Ohio Schools Council, and the Ohio School Association of School Business Officials.

“I have always been a voracious reader and having worked in schools I know the important opportunities for learning a library can provide,” says Herrmann. “I am excited about the prospect of using my knowledge of government finance to benefit the library staff and patrons.”

Herrmann will start at the Library July 1.