On August 2, 2022, the Kershaw County Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Brad Willard, as the district’s new chief financial officer, effective October 1, 2022. Willard is currently the chief financial officer for Chesterfield County School District.
“We are fortunate to add Mr. Willard to our KCSD leadership team. His knowledge of K-12 finance and policy will be a tremendous asset to the district,” says KCSD Superintendent Harrison Goodwin.
A finance professional for 25 years, Willard began his career as an accounting area manager for Anderson Accounting, P.A. in 1998. He joined AXA Equitable in 2006 as a financial consultant.
In 2011, Willard joined Chesterfield County School District as the district’s chief financial officer, where he supervises and directs all financial operations of the district including payroll, accounts payable/receivable, bookkeeping, capital projects, debt service, and budget developing and monitoring.
In 2014 he attained the School Business Official certification, recognized by South Carolina Association of School Business Officials (SCASBO) and the State of South Carolina. He has served on the SCASBO board for seven years, including serving as president for the 2020-2021 school year.
Willard graduated from Wingate University in 1997, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business with a finance concentration.
“It is an honor to be selected for this role. KCSD provides innovative educational opportunities, and has impressive facilities and extracurricular programs. I look forward to joining the team as we support the district's mission and pursuit of future success,” says Willard.