School Board accepts Ruud’s retirement request, appoints Reilly to position

The Hamilton School Board accepted the retirement request of Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Bryan Ruud at its May 20 meeting and appointed the district’s comptroller, Shelli Reilly, as his replacement effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Hamilton Superintendent Paul Mielke, Ph.D., said the Hamilton School District was fortunate to have Ruud as a leader for the past 26 years.

“Mr. Ruud’s fiscal stewardship has helped the Hamilton School District provide an excellent educational program for students while maintaining low per-pupil spending,” Mielke said. “His sound management led to an upgrade in our Moody’s Investor Services rating which is one of the highest among Wisconsin school districts.”

Ruud joined the district in 1993 as the buildings and grounds manager. He became business director in 2000 and assistant superintendent in 2007. The Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials named him Wisconsin School Business Official of the Year in 2013. The award is presented to a member who has shown outstanding accomplishments in his or her career.

Before joining the Hamilton School District, Ruud worked at United Parcel Service. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin (UW) – Milwaukee in 1988 and his master’s degree in education and school business manager’s license from UW – Whitewater in 1998.