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Green Bay superintendent Greg Maass to accept Mass.

school post
Feb 5, 2011.
A search committee for the Marblehead (Mass.) School District chose Maass as their preferred candidate for
superintendent during its meeting Thursday night.
Patti Zarling, Green Bay Press Gazette pzarling@greenbaypressgazette.com
Green Bay schools Superintendent Greg Maass said Friday he plans to accept a superintendent job in another
state as long as background checks and contract negotiations pan out.

A search committee for the Marblehead (Mass.) School District chose Maass as their preferred candidate for
superintendent during its meeting Thursday night. Maass said he learned of the decision late Thursday night,
several hours after he formally announced his plans to leave his position as superintendent of the Green Bay
School District.
"They have to do their background checks, and we have to agree on a contract," he said. "But we're moving
forward as if I will serve as the superintendent."
Maass' appointment will be finalized by the end of the month, and he will start on July 1, according to the
Marblehead district website. The head of the search committee did not return several phone calls seeking
comment on Friday.
Maass learned Monday he was one of three finalists for the post, and he visited the Marblehead district on
Tuesday.
He held his post in Green Bay for three years. His last day will be June 30.
Maass said on Thursday his choice to leave the district did not depend on securing another superintendent's
job. He also said it didn't have to do with the Green Bay schools.
"This is about me choosing to do what I want to do," he said Friday. "I knew it was going to be outside the
state of Wisconsin."
He attributed part of his reason for leaving as the stress that comes from managing an urban school district.
Green Bay has 21,000 students and about a $244 million budget. The Marblehead district has about 3,300
students.
Maass said he and his wife wanted to move to the East Coast, and that he also considered consulting work or
remaining retired.
"I'm one individual trying to make a choice in my personal life," he said.
He is not eligible for emeritus pay or any other benefits from the Green Bay School District, but he will be
able to collect retirement pay through the Wisconsin Retirement System, plus his Marblehead salary.

Based on an estimate determined by using the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds website's
calculator, Maass could collect between $90,000 to $120,000 a year in a state pension, depending on several
variables.
Marblehead leaders discussed a pay range of $160,000 to $180,000 for the new superintendent. A final
number is expected to be determined in contract negotiations.
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Former Green Bay school leader Maass returns as United Way CEO
Dec 9, 2013.
Richard, Ryman, Green Bay Press Gazette rryman@pressgazettemedia.com
According to reports, Maass was Marblehead's fifth superintendent since 2005.

Former Green Bay school superintendent Greg Maass is the new president and CEO of Brown County United
Way.
Maass retired as Green Bay superintendent in 2011. He was superintendent at a smaller district in
Marblehead, Mass., until six months ago. He officially begins the new job on Dec. 16.
"My leadership will be on behalf of the United Way and the community. If I have to come down on one side
or another, I will come down on what's good for the community," Maass said Monday after meeting with
United Way staff.
He succeeds Gregg Hetue, who left the position without fanfare last summer to move to Pensacola, Fla.
Hetue worked for the United Way for 25 years, the last six and a half in Green Bay.
Maass was a school administrator in three states, including his stint in Green Bay from 2008 to 2011. United
Way officials said that in his role as a school leader, Maass worked closely with different communities and
institutions, including the United Way.
"Greg brings a depth of leadership to this role," said Lisa Jossart, chairman of the search committee and
incoming president of the United Way board of directors. "He has vast experience in community building and
collaboration, as well as a solid knowledge of our area and the area's needs. We are thrilled to have him join
our organization."
Maass left the job in Marblehead June 30 in what he described in his resignation letter as a "tense
environment."
In the letter, published by the Marblehead Reporter, Maass said he expected a more collaborative
environment. Instead, he said, "the majority of the School Committee has recently moved away from a
collaborative environment to a fractured environment, one I'm not compatible with. I feel like a referee, not a
superintendent."
According to reports, Maass was Marblehead's fifth superintendent since 2005.

Maass said when he retired from Green Bay in 2011, his plan was to become involved in community
development or consulting in the area. He was talked into applying for the Marblehead job by a friend to help
them solve specific problems. He and his wife, Jeanne, did not sell their Green Bay house.
"We came back for vacations and holidays. We had every intention of retiring in Green Bay," he said.
Maass said United Way, under his leadership, will be a team-centered, shared-responsibility organization.
United Way has a staff of 17. It helps fund 45 programs and initiatives in Brown County from its office at
1254 Main St.
United Way exceeded its goal of $4 million during its last fundraising campaign, a more than $300,000
increase from the previous year, said Adam Hardy, United Way spokesman. The current goal is $4,050,000.
"The campaign's been pretty healthy" Maass said.
United Way, the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Green Bay Community Foundation are working
on a cradle-to-career concept that integrates services for such things as healthy babies, pre-school literacy and
math, and family stability. Maass said that project will be one focus of the organization.
Maass is originally from Portage. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of WisconsinOshkosh and his master's and doctorate from UW-Madison. Maass and his wife have two daughters,
including one who is a UW-Green Bay graduate and works in the Green Bay area. His other daughter
graduated from Cornell and is living and working in Dallas.