Brett McFadden is the Chief Business Officer (CBO) for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, a 19,800+ student district in the Monterey Bay area. He is responsible for over 400 employees and oversees the following functions: budget, fiscal services, purchasing, instructional technology, maintenance/operations/facilities, risk/safety, transportation, and food services.
Prior to his current position, Brett was the Management Services Executive for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) where he oversaw ACSA's Management Services Program. He provided consultation expertise on fiscal, negotiations, and operational services to more than 200 districts statewide. Prior to joining ACSA, Brett served as a legislative consultant and chief-of-staff in the California Legislature. He also served as a budget and staff analyst for the County of Orange Management and Budget Office.
Until his current position, he served as president of the Board of Trustees for Roseville City School District (K-8). Over his career, he has served on various appointed commissions and oversight bodies involving regional planning, growth, and local government services. He also teaches school finance and operations courses for various credentialing and professional development programs statewide.
Brett has a BA in Political Science from CSU Long Beach and a Masters in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Arizona. He is certified as a CBO by the California Association of School Business Officials.
Brett and his wife, Marci, live in Aptos. They have two children - Jack (13) and Ryan (10). The McFaddens are avid surfers, sailors, and paddle-boarders - so much so they are known to suddently "disappear" when ocean conditions are right.