Bill Powell has been on the Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES Board of Trustees since the 4th quarter of 2019. He was appointed to the board to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Ursula Hambalek. He was then elected to fill the remainder of her term in April 2020.
Powell has been a member of the Maine-Endwell Central School District Board of Education for almost 9 years. His background includes working at BOCES for 14-plus years, where he started as the business office controller while also serving as a member of the superintendent’s cabinet. He was then promoted to the position of director of business operations, a post he held until his retirement in September of 2017. This experience has given him direct knowledge of the hard work and dedication of the BOCES board, the superintendent and the entire staff who, together, make this BOCES one of the best, if not the best, in New York state.
Powell prides himself on being a life-long learner, consistently taking courses to keep his knowledge base up to speed with the latest current events. In doing so, he has achieved NYSSBA’s Level 3 Board Mastery Award. He continues his learning by attending NYSSBA workshops and webinars, including the annual Summer Law Conference workshop, the Education 2030 workshop and the annual fall conventions.
Powell has also earned two school-related certifications, achieving both NYS SDA (school district administrator) permanent certification and NYS SBA (school business administrator) permanent certification.
As part of his commitment to community service, Powell has served on several area boards over the past 28 years, including the Cider Mill Board of Directors (2010 – 2013), and the Broome Developmental Center Foundation Board, where he was named treasurer (2007 – 2012).
Powell’s formal education includes a Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY Cortland, an MBA in management/finance from the University of Scranton, a BS in management from Binghamton University, and an AAS in marketing from Broome Community College. He is also a proud graduate of Maine-Endwell Central School District.
Additionally, Powell was nominated and attended the New York State ASBO School Business Officials Leadership Academy in 2007-2008, and worked to obtain two professional certifications: Certification Procurement Management (lifetime certification, 2004), and Production and Inventory Management Certification through the American Production Inventory Control Society. He also attended the Greater Binghamton/Broome County Leadership Institute in 1999-2000.
Powell believes in setting an example for all people, especially his two daughters, of the importance of being a life-long learner and giving back to our schools and the broader community through volunteerism.