Brookfield-Lyons School District 103 school board welcomed its newest member last week, appointing Stickney resident Kristen Goodman to complete the two-year term of former board member Kristopher Hanus.

Goodman has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Northern Illinois University and an MBA in finance and marketing from Kellogg Graduate School of Finance Management at Northwestern University. She earned a chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation in 2006.

She currently works as vice president of equity and real asset oversight at Nuveen Investments.

Goodman noted in her application for the position that she is the parent of a kindergarten student in the district and has worked on fundraising for a new playground at Edison School in Stickney.

School Board President Sharon Anderson said in a telephone interview that 12 people applied to replace Hanus, who was elected in April but resigned when he moved from the district. His replacement will serve until the next opportunity for an election, in 2015. Whoever is elected at that time will serve out the final two years of the term.

“Kristen was the very first person we interviewed that day and she set the bar so high,” Anderson said. “We were completely impressed with her.

To be eligible to serve on the board you must live within the district for at least a year and be a registered voter.

—Timothy Inklebarger