Bambi L. Statz, Ph.D served on the faculty in the College of Business & Economics at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater for fourteen years prior to her retirement in 2010. There she coordinated and taught in the School Business Management graduate program that prepares individuals to become licensed business managers in Wisconsin school districts. She also piloted the first course for the On-Line MBA program at UW-Whitewater and taught graduate courses in that program both on-line and in the traditional face-to-face format. Before joining the university, Dr. Statz was appointed Assistant State Superintendent at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction by two different elected State Superintendents. There she oversaw: the distribution of all state and federal funds to the 425 WI schools districts; administered all state reporting of school district fiscal data; supervised the state food service, transportation and facility management functions; advised school districts on budgeting, management and reporting issues; and presented on school funding and management topics to local school district officials, legislators and members of the general public. At the local level and earlier in her career, Dr. Statz served as a business manager for small, medium and large school districts in Wisconsin. In addition to her professional contributions to public education, Statz was a member of the Waunakee Community School District Board of Education for twelve years including six years as school board president. Post-retirement, Statz served as Chair of the ASBO Certification Commission which designed and implemented the first international credentialing program for school business management professionals. She also provided consultant services to WI school districts including serving as Executive Director of the Association for Equity in Funding, an organization devoted to educating and advocating for sufficient and fair funding for public schools in WI. Throughout Wisconsin Statz is known for her expertise in school finance management as well as her passion and advocacy for equitable funding of schools and fair treatment of taxpayers in order that they may provide the range of opportunities that all students deserve. Since relocating to Colorado in 2013, Statz has volunteered in a number of local nonprofit organizations including serving on the East Grand School District Board of Education and being a member of the Grand County Wilderness Board. She also assists in numerous activities of the Grand County Historical Association and coordinates the Fraser Valley Folk concert series.