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Meet the Vinson Team

about Vinson

At Vinson, we leverage our experience in the educational sector and beyond to help parents, students, teachers, and school district leaders tackle the impossible every day. With our cross-discipline expertise and deep understanding of high-tech software solutions, we know how to solve IT, professional development, and EMIS challenges quickly and efficiently.

Our goal? To remove roadblocks that prevent you from achieving what matters most: providing quality education.

Check out all open positions and apply directly through our Careers Portal.

 

Lori Sandel
President
lsandel@vinsonedu.com

Lori Sandel has spent more than twenty years developing her career in the educational field. She began teaching in 1998 in Akron Public Schools which then catapulted her professionally through the gradations of her career. Lori’s exposure as Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, Curriculum Director, and Principal established her comprehensive awareness in all aspects of education. Her appreciable understanding of the functionality between the private and public schools’ paradigms has modernized her approach to twenty-first century learning. Her notable resume brings first-hand knowledge that provides practical solutions that helps districts optimize operations via funding, resources, and learning. Lori advocates for the education industry by seeking to provide useful and practical tools to enhance the learning environment. She has a natural proclivity to lead passionately through the transforming landscape of the educational arena. Her inherent path for developing education endowments has established her role as President at Vinson.

Christian Ballmer
Executive Vice President, Operations
cballmer@vinsonedu.com

In his executive role, Christian leads all of Vinson’s operational services. Since graduating from Kent State University with a degree in Organizational Communication, he has maintained a focus on driving the company forward through better processes and data-driven decision-making. With over five years of experience working in Ohio schools, Christian understands the balance between great customer service and operational efficiencies to ensure client satisfaction.

Jason Kleem
Executive Vice President of Client Services
jkleem@vinsonedu.com

Jason is an experienced leader in educational IT, as evidenced by nearly a decade of work helping K-12 schools solve complex technological problems. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Game and Interactive Media Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology – Orlando, and his passion for educational game and app design led him to his current role at Vinson. Providing professional services to K-12 schools offers Jason the opportunity to contribute his skills in technology, business, public relations, management, strategy, and design to a wide variety of clients.

Frank Cikach
Vice President, Managed Services
fcikach@vinsonedu.com

Frank has over 35 years of experience in education as both a teacher and administrator. Frank was the Technology Director at Mayfield City Schools for over 15 years, before joining Vinson as a Vice President of Managed Services. In the time since, he has worked with schools all over the state on OFCC projects, E-rate funding, infrastructure upgrades, cybersecurity training, future-ready technology plans, and classroom design.

Lealynd Tuskan
Vice President of Client Services
ltuskan@vinsonedu.com

Lealynd earned her Master’s in Education at Cleveland State University, and has professional experience as both an educator and technology integration specialist. Driven by her passion for learning, she excels in providing teachers with the resources and tools necessary to be successful instructors. Lealynd’s focus is on the continued education of administrators and staff, as well as district leadership and strategic planning. Her dedication, collaboration, and communication skills drive continued, reputable change in the classrooms of every educator she engages.

Michael Nutter
Business Development and Strategic Initiatives
mnutter@vinsonedu.com

A former assistant principal, principal, and superintendent, Michael has been deeply involved in the world of education for over 25 years. His decade as superintendent showed him how difficult it is to facilitate non-educational processes that are essential to securing needed funding. He is driven to help superintendents navigate these difficult issues with greater ease. Mike was the President of Vinson from 2016 to 2020 and is now focused on strategic business initiatives ranging from cybersecurity to virtual learning and support initiatives amidst the rapidly changing K12 landscape. 

 

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Vinson is hiring! If you're a talented professional with experience in education, IT managed services, EMIS reporting, or software development, we'd love to hear from you.

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