Bill Stafford

William “Bill” Stafford, chief financial officer of School District 202, is running in the April 7 election to retain his spot on the Board of Trustees of Oakton Community College. 

Mr. Stafford was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2007 to fill a vacancy. In April 2009, he was elected to the board to serve a six-year term. He is currently Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Stafford is a member of the Illinois Association of School and Business Officers Association and has served since 2003 as chairman of the National Economic Development and Capital Improvements Committee for the Government Finance Officers Association. Prior to assuming his position at School District 202, he was the finance director for the City of Evanston and held several positions within the metropolitan Chicago financial market.

Mr. Stafford received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan School for Public Policy, a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wittenberg University, and a certificate of professional accounting from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.