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School Board Selection Committee Endorses Steve Warner and Ann LoBue

Ann LoBue. Photo credit: Contributed
Ann LoBue. Photo credit: Contributed

The following release is from the Selection Committee for the Mamaroneck School Board of Education:

The Selection Committee for the Mamaroneck School Board of Education, a citizen’s committee comprised of 24 elected independent and non-partisan resident volunteers representing each of the four Mamaroneck elementary school districts, has endorsed two candidates to fill the upcoming Mamaroneck School Board of Education vacancies: Ann LoBue, a first-term incumbent, who is seeking re-election; and Steve Warner, a 40-year district resident who is seeking his first term on the Board. Candidates for the Mamaroneck School Board of Education are voted on during the May 20th election, the same date as the Mamaroneck School Budget vote.

Kayvan Heravi, Selection Committee Co-Chair, said, “The Committee’s decision to endorse Ann and Steve reflects our belief that these two individuals will best serve and represent the interests of the community at large and will be great partners to the five other Board members and Superintendent, Dr. Robert Shaps. As the current Vice-President of the Board, Ann has proven herself to be an effective and capable trustee for the community and the Committee’s endorsement reflects this. Steve Warner has spent 40 years in the Mamaroneck community and schools, graduating from MHS in 1976 and returning with his family in 1997. As a former student and current parent, Steve has a deep appreciation for the unique strengths, challenges, history and culture of the Mamaroneck school district. In addition, his professional background, history of community service, and balanced, thoughtful nature, left little doubt in the Committee’s mind that Steve will prove himself to be an invaluable member of the Board of Education if elected.”

Ann LoBue is completing her first term on the board, serving in the position of Vice President for two years, and member of the Finance, Communications Committees and Transportation
Subcommittee. Ann is also a participant in a multi-year project to develop a “data dashboard” for the district that will help better track academic performance and student engagement. She is seeking a second term “to provide valuable stability and continuity in the midst of complex issues facing the district: the challenge of continuing to provide an excellent education for all students that stays true to what is valued by our community and the requirement of an increasingly complex global future, while incorporating state-mandated curriculum – all in the midst of historic financial pressures.”

Ann has a seasoned background in business, communications and community service. While currently an independent marketing communications consultant and writer, she also draws on her prior management experience at Goldman Sachs as Vice President, Corporate Communications, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Americas at Prebon Yamane, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing for Chicago Board Brokerage, a joint venture of Prebon Yamane and the Chicago Board of Trade, and Senior Vice President at Bridge eMarkets with Bridge Information Systems. As a committed community volunteer, Ann serves on the Board of Directors at the Jacob Riis

Neighborhood Settlement House, where she was previously Board President (1999 - 2006) and Vice Chairman (2006 - 2012). She has also served on the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force since 2008 and its Steering Committee since 2011, and was formerly Co-President and Vice President of Communications for the Murray Avenue Elementary School PTA.

Ann received her B.A. at Cornell University and M.Phil. in European Literature at Oxford University. Ann is a 8 1/2 year resident in the district and has a child at Hommocks Middle School.

Steve Warner is seeking his first term on the Mamaroneck School Board of Education. Steve grew up in Mamaroneck, was a student of the first 7th grade class at Hommocks, and graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1976. Steve and his wife wanted to move back to New York from California so that his three children would have the opportunity to grow up in a community that “prized educational excellence.” Steve will draw on his financial experience both in his professional career and as an active community volunteer, as well as bring the perspective of a parent who has had children in a variety of schools in the area, including Central Elementary, Hommocks, Mamaroneck High School, Windward and Fieldston. His youngest daughter is currently a freshman at Mamaroneck High School.

Professionally, Steve brings a strong background in both general management, as a former executive at CBS Entertainment and Lifetime Television, as well as financial management, having spent ten years as a Senior Research Analyst at Alliance Bernstein before taking on the role of Chief Investment Officer for a prominent New York City family office one year ago. Steve is a dedicated community volunteer who has served as the Treasurer of the Mamaroneck Public Library since 2009, and has also been a Trustee since 2008. Steve also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan since 1998, the Larchmont Mamaroneck Basketball League Board from 2002- 2010 and the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation, Grants Committee from 1997–2002.

Steve received his B.A. at Yale College and his MBA at Harvard Business School. Steve has resided in the district a total of 40 years.

ABOUT

The Committee for the Selection of Mamaroneck School Board Nominees was founded in 1946 to find qualified and committed candidates for the Mamaroneck Board of Education. This organization is made up of 24 private citizens who are elected representatives of the Mamaroneck School District. Members of the group spend each year attending school board meetings and study sessions, speaking with district residents and meeting with district officials (including, but not limited to, the Superintendent, members of the Board of Education, and senior representatives of the PTA) in order to familiarize themselves with the issues facing the district. The Selection Committee then recruits, interviews and vets candidates for upcoming vacancies, with the goal of endorsing those candidates that it feels can best represent all segments of the community and their diverse interests, meet the needs and demands of the Board of Education position and poise the Mamaroneck Public School system for future success in the ever-challenging and global community in which we live.

Selection Committee members themselves have staggered, three-year terms, and are elected via ballots set up near School Board polling locations. For more information on the Selection Committee or how to serve, please visit www.selectioncommittee.org or email info@selectioncommittee.org. 

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