Posted on October 10, 2016

META CFO Receives BASA's 2016 Dick Maxwell Finance Award!

COLUMBUS, OH - We are pleased to announce that META Solutions CFO, David Varda, recently was awarded the Buckeye Association of School Administrator’s 2016 Dick Maxwell Finance Award. The award is one of BASA’s highest achievements. It represents exceptional leadership and dedication to the lives of children and quality leadership training.

“I am truly humbled to receive an award from BASA in the name of my dear friend and colleague, Dick Maxwell,” said Varda. “The work is not done in school funding in Ohio and I will continue to support efforts to improve funding for all Ohio's children, regardless of their address and social economic status.”

David received the award among his peers and family on Tuesday, October 4 at the BASA 2016 Fall Conference during the Awards Luncheon at Hilton Polaris.

Prior to META, David served as Executive Director of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) and previously held positions as chief deputy auditor for the Ohio Auditor of State, associate superintendent of the School Finance and Accountability Division for the Ohio Department of Education, treasurer for Upper Arlington City Schools and mayor and council president for the City of Upper Arlington.

“I have been blessed to work with wonderful people throughout my career, especially during my 10 years at OASBO. This award belongs to them as to me individually,” Varda said.

The Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves school superintendents and other administrators throughout the state of Ohio. BASA, established in 1969, is an affiliate of the American Association of School Administrators. The mission of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators is to inspire and support its members, develop exemplary school system leaders and advocate for public education. For more information, please visit

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