Fort Wayne Community Schools - Chief Financial Officer

Fort Wayne Community Schools - Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Friend, CPA

Kathy was born and raised in Fort Wayne and graduated from Northrop High School.

She attended Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW) for all but one semester before graduating from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1982 with a BS in accounting. She is a certified public accountant.

She started her career at a CPA firm in Indianapolis and then became a senior planner at Paul Harris Stores corporate offices. In 1988 she returned to Fort Wayne and became the Director of Internal Audit at the City of Fort Wayne and later held the position of Deputy Controller and then City Controller.

Kathy moved to Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) in January 2000 as Chief Financial Officer.

She serves as the FWCS liaison with the area delegation of the Indiana General Assembly. She has been involved in several boards and finance/investment committees in the community and volunteers each year for Junior Achievement at Forest Park Elementary School.




Fort Wayne Community Schools
1200 South Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802








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