GREENWICH, Conn. -- James F. Hricay has been appointed the managing director of operations for the Greenwich Public Schools, effective no later than July 27, Superintendent of Schools William S. McKersie announced.
Hricay has been working in public administration for 16 years and is currently the director of the office of policy and management for the City of Stamford.
In that role, he is responsible for developing and managing the $250 million operating and $45 million capital budgets. His oversight as director includes the city’s purchasing department, and analysis for collective bargaining, benefits administration, pension funding, capital debt insurance and bond rating calls.
Additionally, Hricay has served on the White Plains Board of Education for six years and was a chief deputy budget director for the City of White Plains.
“Jim Hricay has been positioning himself over the past several years through courses and certifications to move into a major educational leadership position," said McKersie. "He received unanimous endorsement from the interview committee and in a subsequent interview by members of the Cabinet. We look forward to working with Jim on the senior management team in moving the District Mission and Vision of the Graduate forward,” .
Administrative candidates are selected after a comprehensive search and appointment process, which includes widespread recruitment efforts, multiple interviews, and extensive reference and background checks.
“With the addition of Jim, we now have secured three proven leaders and managers for the critical openings in the roles of Managing Director of Operations, Director of Human Resources, and Hamilton Avenue School Principal. It is a testament to the GPS that we have been able to attract expert, veteran talent for each of these vital positions," McKersie added.
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