Ensuring you have a voice in shaping our students’ futures!

Lynn Knight, 2024 Candidate for 2025 Vice President of ASBO International




Together, we advocate for public education by prioritizing integrity, compassion, and inclusivity through vital professional development and focused networking!

A Leader with Experience

  • ASBO Director (2021-2024)
  • WASBO President
  • Avid Mentor to Many
  • WASBO Regional Chair
  • Member of Multiple Wisconsin Committees
  • Support from Wisconsin ASBO and Colleagues



  • Association of School Business Officials International
    • Vice President Board Candidate for the 2024 Election
    • Director, ASBO International Board (2022 - Present)
  • Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials
    • Wisconsin Valley Regional Chair (2021 - Present)
    • Accounting Committee Member (2015 - Present)
    • Past President (2014-2015)
    • President (2013-2014)
    • President Elect (2012-2013)
    • Treasurer (2011-2012)
    • Director (2008-2011)
  • United Way of South Wood and Adams County
    • Treasurer (2019-2024)
    • President (2018)
    • Director (2015-2017)
    • Previous Member of Finance Committee & Governance Committee



  • WASBO's 2021 School Business Manager of the Year
  • Wally Zastrow Leadership Academy 2019 Graduate



  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Education focusing on School Business Management
  • Doctoral candidate in Ethical Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI

State & National Speaker

  • Ethics & Internal Controls
  • ADA, FMLA & Worker's Comp
  • Impact of Declining
  • Enrollment
  • Attributes of Effective
  • Leaders
  • And Much More

More on Lynn

  • I am the Business Manager for the School District of Nekoosa in Wisconsin.   
  • I am married for 42 years to my husband Steve.
    • We have two sons and two daughter-in-laws.  Steven is a scientist and worked on the Moderna vaccine a few years back.  He’s married to Jamie and they live in Boulder, CO.  Justin is an IT Developer and married Minami, a Japanese woman from Nagoya.  They live in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, for now.
    • My husband was a coast-to-coast truck driver for over 30 years.  When the boys were young, we traveled with him for a few trips each year. Just imagine all of us “living” in the cab of a truck for a  week! It’s no wonder we are a close family!
  • I am passionate about animal rescue and am a foster failure. My husband and I have fostered and then adopted five dogs: JoJo (Springer Spaniel), Carlee (Shiba) , Lucky (Hound), Cinnamon, and Felicity (both Catahoulas).
  • I live in Stevens Point and grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, five blocks from Lambeau Field where the Green Bay Packers play! We used to park cars on our lawn and walk with our “customers” to the football game, and I’m not a football fan!
  • I have nine siblings, and I am the fourth youngest. Loyalty and honor are important to our family.  My dad was in the Army and fought in the Korean war, my husband was a Marine and was part of the Viet Nam evacuation and Desert Storm, both of my sons were in the Navy, during peacetime, thank goodness! 
  • I went to night school to earn my bachelor’s degree while working full-time and raising 2 boys while my husband was gone for weeks at a time. If it wasn’t for my mom, I would not be where I am today.
  • I began my school career by auditing them! I worked for a CPA firm and auditing public schools was my specialty!
  • I love alternative rock music! In 2015, I attended Summerfest in Milwaukee and saw Linkin Park live!

"Lynn's rural school district viewpoint is always unique and refreshing to hear. With over 57% of the nation's school districts being rural it is time to let that viewpoint be heard loud and clear! "

Brian Adesso
Director of Business Services
Menasha Joint School District

"Lynn may be from a small district, but she has a BIG impact! I crossed paths with Lynn at my very first WASBO conference when I was feeling overwhelmed and unsure. Hearing Lynn speak that day, projecting empathy, realness, laughter and reassurance, let me know I was right where I needed to be. I still remember that moment as I sit in my desk chair today - 13 years later! "

Sarah Viera
Exec. Director of Business & Operations
Mequon-Thiensville School District

"I have worked closely with Lynn on employee compensation for the last five years. This professional relationship has been among the most gratifying experiences of my 34 years as a teacher in Nekoosa. Lynn has been the liaison to the administration and school board, and I have served in that role to the professional staff. Through innovation, trust, prudence, and effective communication, our financial house is in order, and we have the best employee compensation package in the area."

Al Crider
Nekoosa School District

"Lynn has been a welcoming presence since I first joined the school business official professional community a decade ago. She consistently demonstrates her commitment to assisting and establishing connections with others. Lynn is a prominent figure in her local school district, her state region, the entirety of Wisconsin, as well as on a national and international level. She passionately advocates for public schools, and our organization would greatly benefit from her continued leadership."


Demetri Andrews
Business Manager
Platteville School District

"Lynn has always taken an active role in promoting the profession and being a great resource for other businesses managers. Even now with her busy schedule on the board you can regularly find her presenting at conferences and she never hesitates to assist WASBO/ASBO members with questions. Anyone that has the privilege of meeting Lynn in person knows how passionate she is about a voice for the small rural schools."

Holly Burr
Executive Director of Finance
Appleton Area School District

"Lynn Knight is a leader in Wisconsin school business management with her innovative practices, advocacy for public education, and dedication to support school business managers. Her commitment to school business management is felt throughout the state with her colleagues recognizing her with the 2021 School Business Manager of the Year. Thank you Lynn for all you do for WASBO!"


Erin Wheeler
Director of Finance & Operations
Middleton-Cross Plains School District

"I've known Lynn for a few years and in all of my interactions she demonstrates a passion for her work and advocating for students, staff, and schools. Working in a rural district, she provides a unique perspective that is often missing from discussions and she always brings an ethical lens to the conversation. With all that said, I'm confident that Lynn would make a great Vice President and future President of ASBO and work tirelessly on behalf of the membership."

Marquez Guzman
Executive Director of Business Services
Salem School District

"Lynn is an excellent speaker. Her subject matter and presentation not only holds my attention but begs for more. Her knowledge of WASBO related material makes her a wonderful resource."

Judy Van Sluys
District Supervisor of Finance
Menasha Joint School District

"Lynn has always been very helpful to others, whether it is participating in a regional event or networking at a conference. Lynn is always willing to lend a hand and share her knowledge with others. She is an excellent speaker, engaging and fun, making her a delight to listen to. She also takes a lot of time to give back to the profession through her leadership, and she is always available to help newbies feel at home or remind those of us who have been around for a while that we can all make a difference. This is all topped off with one great big smile!"





Janelle Marotz
Director of Business Services
School District of Denmark

"Lynn Knight, Business Manager for Nekoosa & Wisconsin Valley Regional Chair, has been an outstanding person to work with and learn from. As a member of the Wisconsin Valley Regional School Business Officials group myself, I believe Lynn to be a sincere and capable leader as well as an inspiration to me in my career. Her extensive experience as a school Business Manager as well as her roles in WASBO and ASBO have provided her with a vast amount of information and knowledge which she is always willing to share. Her experiences are also varied such that she is able to not only speak to the specific needs to the Nekoosa area, but also to a variety of districts in the state and region."

Terilyn Fritz
Business Manager
Northland Pines School District

"Lynn has been a fabulous mentor to me this year through her willingness to help and her wealth of knowledge. Through her mentorship, she has made it abundantly clear that she is willing to help anytime and has stood behind that as I have tackled several challenges in my first year. On top of that, she has always provided me with helpful resources as well as directed me to experts to help tackle my specific situation. Lynn has been amazing to work with and has shown me what an amazing business manager looks like. "





Lauren Lucius
Business Manager
School District of Stratford

"Lynn is absolutely amazing, and I am so thankful to have been able to connect with her and learn from her! She is always willing to help anyone and is so genuine and kind. She has been a highly regarded mentor, offering me unparalleled guidance and wisdom in my capacity as a new Director. Her generosity in sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience has been a cornerstone of my professional development. I am profoundly thankful for Lynn's mentorship and leadership, as her insights have been instrumental in navigating the complexities of my role with confidence and success."



Kelly Fassbender
Director of Business Services
Unified School District of Antigo