Board & Advisors

Meet our Board of Directors and Advisors who help us bring world class ideas and practice to all areas of education in Delaware.

William D. Budinger

Founding Director, The Rodel Foundations

Bill Budinger is an inventor and the holder of more than three dozen patents. He is also the founder of Rodel, Inc., where he served for 33 years as its CEO and chairman. Bill has served on the boards of other companies as well as community and cultural organizations. He has been honored as the SBA Small Business Person of the Year, the Eastern Technology Council’s Legendary CEO, and was awarded the Henry Crown Leadership Award. Bill serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards, including the Aspen Institute. He was an elected delegate and chair of the White House Conference on Small Business, a panelist for Mikhail Gorbachev’s first State of the World Forum and has been a guest lecturer at several universities including MIT and Harvard. His writings have appeared in various law journals as well as trade and public policy magazines. He drafted part of the 1998 patent reform legislation and has testified on patent, trade, and labor law reform before several committees of the U.S. House and Senate. Most of Bill’s time is spent helping the Rodel Foundations in their mission to improve public education.