James B. Fritts has been an associate with HYA since 1993. He has assistant school boards throughout the country in recruiting and securing talent leadership. He is a retired school business official who also has taught school finance to administrators and aspiring administrators at Loyola University of Chicago. In addition to his own experiences and those of numerous students and colleagues, Fritts calls on a wide array of sources with expertise in state funding, property tax administration, and virtually all aspects of school business management. Now in its eighth addition, he is the author of Essentials of School Finance, the Illinois Association of School Board’s top selling book. He consults with school leaders on a variety of management and finance issues.