Rafiu O. Ighile is the Chief Business and Technology Officer for Howard County Public School System - HCPSS with over 27 years of accounting experience in government, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with an MBA. Rafiu oversees all financial and technology operations and ensuring responsible stewardship of school system resources. Prior to joining HCPSS, he was Deputy Director of Finance for Howard County Government Maryland, where his responsibilities included management and oversight of the Finance Department. Rafiu also worked for American Trucking Associations, Inc., the National Children’s Center (NCC), Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute and Institute of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD). Rafiu started his career as Project Accountant with Shell Oil Corporation of Nigeria. He currently serves on the Treasury and Investment Management (TIM) Committee of GFOA and a Board Member of MDGFOA.