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The Office of Business Services directs the financial operation of the BCIU and provides business administration consulting services to school districts and nonprofit organizations. In addition, the office provides accounting, budgeting, audit, payroll, and support services to all BCIU departments. The office offers these services and others, including printing, duplicating, microfilming, and document imaging, to an expanding list of clients and partners.
Carl Blessing serves as director of Business Services and chief financial officer for the Berks County Intermediate Unit. He started at the BCIU in June 1984 in account analysis and was named acting accounting coordinator in May 1986. After serving as a fiscal manager from February 1987 until 1990, Carl was then named coordinator of accounting in August 1990. Carl served as program administrator for Business/Accounting Services from July 1996 until March 1998, when he was named division administrator for Business Services. Carl was then appointed chief financial officer in September 2006.
Carl holds a B.S. degree in accounting from DeSales University and an MBA from Alvernia University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO), the local Mid-East PASBO, and the national Association of School Business Officials (ASBO).
Donna DeLoretta serves as the assistant director of Business Services. Before joining the BCIU, she began her career in the private sector with AT&T/Lucent Technologies/Agere Systems as a financial planning consultant and later as a business planning manager. Donna started with the BCIU in June 2005 as a fiscal specialist and became a fiscal project manager in 2006. She was named project administrator in 2007 and assistant program administrator in 2009.
Donna graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, area of concentration in accounting, and holds a MBA from St. Joseph’s University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and the Mid-East chapter of PASBO.