Jim Gilbride serves as the District's representative to the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.
Members of the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center School Board serve as a policy-making body and are legally responsible for the educational functions of the school district. The School Board formulates operating policies concerning the employment of all personnel, educational programs, district finance, building programs, instructional materials, and public relations.
Mr. Gilbride serves as one of nine board members, comprised of delegates from each of the eight associate school districts plus a rotating member from one district, eliminating the possibility of a tie vote. The School Board desires to be responsive to the needs and concerns of community members. Questions or concerns from the community should be directed to the Superintendent or School Board President.
He is a successful business executive and entrepreneur, having built several companies, and having worked in a variety of organizations from start-ups to large corporations. Currently, Jim is Area President for FocusCFO which provides fractional CFO services to middle market businesses throughout Northeast Ohio. In this role, Jim provides business leaders with hands-on resources and strategic guidance to help them reach their business and personal goals. In addition to FocusCFO, Jim is a Mentor with Jumpstart's Burton D. Morgan Mentoring program, active in the Medina county Economic Development Corp, and is also a member of the Greater Akron Chamber. Jim holds BS degrees in Finance and Marketing from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
He and his wife, Paula, are 20+ year residents of the school district and have three sons, Jackson, Troy, and Joe.