NYSSBA Announces Retirement of Timothy G. Kremer

Long-Time Executive Director Has Served School Boards for Four Decades

FOR RELEASE: April 22, 2019



CONTACT: David Albert
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The New York State School Boards Association announced today that, after a forty-year career as a public education advocate, Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer will retire at the end of the year.

The NYSSBA Board of Directors has retained the search firm Korn Ferry to conduct a national search for his successor.

Kremer was recruited by the NYSSBA Board of Directors in 1998 to serve as the association’s sixth executive director. Prior to earning the top post at NYSSBA, he worked for the Ohio School Boards Association from 1979 to 1998.

"The last twenty-one years has been a tumultuous time for public education in New York as the issues and expectations facing school boards have become increasingly political, consequential and complex," said NYSSBA President William L. Miller. "Tim’s steady leadership and visible presence on behalf of NYSSBA's membership has prompted school boards to focus on reasonable solutions and positive reforms in support of students, school boards and their communities."

"For forty years, I have had the privilege of working in support of school board leaders.  I cannot imagine myself doing anything else.  The NYSSBA Board of Directors, members and staff have been extremely supportive as we have introduced new programs and services, increased our influence, grown our membership, and strengthened our financial position," said Kremer. "I am looking forward to assisting my successor in making a seamless leadership transition before I reinvent myself next year."

"Tim has been a great asset and role model for board members across the state and the country with his style of leadership and his willingness to share his knowledge with others," added Miller. "The Board of Directors wishes Tim and his wife Jaye a great retirement." 




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