School Board appoints new member to fill vacancy
The Stevens Point Area Public School District School Board held interviews Monday, Dec. 5, to fill the school board seat vacancy due to the resignation of Sam Levin.
Dewey Gantz, Plover, was selected to serve until the 2017 spring election. Gantz is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds an master’s degree in accounting and is a doctoral candidate at Walden University.
He was raised on a small family farm just north of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Gantz has been in the Stevens Point area since 2014 when he joined Sentry Insurance and has been in his current position of vice president and chief financial officer since 2015.
Gantz brings both practical business experience and experience serving on both the Saint Michael’s Foundation Board and the Sentry Credit Union Board.
His educational philosophy is the belief that we should all learn one new thing each day, developing the concept of lifelong learning and making those around better.
“We have enjoyed working with Dewey on the Business Services Committee in the last year,” said Meg Erler, school board president. “We are looking forward to him joining the board and working in this expanded role for students and our community.”
Michael Fink, Shanny Luft, Timothy McDowell, Kurt Pulvermacher, Robert Steinke, and Michael Wade were also considered for the appointment. Gantz will be sworn in Monday, Dec. 12.