Chief Business Officer
Craig McAlpin has been in fiscal education management since 2007. He comes to Banning by way of Anaheim Elementary School District where 2,200 employees serve over 15,000 students with a budget of over $200 million. Mr. McAlpin has experience in budget development, bond councils, construction, negotiations, facilities, nutrition services, technology, and state required fiscal reporting.
He has worked in the fiscal Services division at the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE). In that role, Mr. McAlpin assisted 7 districts with budgets ranging from $1 million to $600 million by providing daily fiscal assistance and reviewing major budgetary reports. In a previous role, Mr. McAlpin served as the Chief Business Officer with Maxwell Unified School District in Northern California where he led numerous district teams and systems including the after school programs, personnel, food services, and accounting. He also completed all the fiscal and attendance reports for the entire district as well as worked continually with the auditors to maintain transparency with all stakeholders without ever having received a negative monetary audit finding.
As Banning’s Chief Business Officer, Mr. McAlpin will supervise fiscal services, technology, food services, and maintenance, operations, and transportation (MOT). He describes himself as a leader with a passion for teamwork, a progressive mindset, sound problem solving skills, effective follow-through, and a commitment to training and developing staff. Mr. McAlpin has served as an interim superintendent and includes policy development, profit and loss analysis, budget and finance among his core competencies.
Mr. McAlpin has completed the CBO training program and graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He is a full-time dad with three boys ages 19,17, and 14. His favorite quote is “make each day your masterpiece” by John Wooden.