Charles E. Linderman, RSBA
Director of Business Affairs
Great Valley School District
Charles Linderman, RSBA, is a 20-year veteran ASBO International member with previous service as the chair of the Food and Nutrition Committee, and is currently a member of the Management Techniques Committee. He was presented with the Distinguished Professional Eagle Award at the 2005 ASBO International Annual Meeting in Boston.
Linderman has also been an active member with his state affiliate since 1981. He is a past president of Pennsylvania ASBO and received the organization’s highest award, the Gary Reeser Memorial Award, in 2005. He is the director of business affairs for the Great Valley School District where he has been employed since the summer of 1981.
He and his wife Diane reside in Malvern, Pennyslvania and are the parents of two children: Luke, 23, and Abby, 21. Linderman earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Shippensburg State College in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and his MBA from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Our role in school administration continues to become more complex as we move further into the 21st Century. As a result, we need our organization to move into a leadership position in the governmental affairs arena. We should develop a proactive strategy and we should strive to become the “go to” organization for legislators and staffers on issues impacting school finance and operations in areas such as the mandates of No Child Left Behind, decreasing federal funding, and growing concerns about our preparation for emergency disasters.
Enhancing ASBO International’s status as a partner with other educational organizations is a key to our long-term success. We also need to increase our support of the state and provincial affiliates, especially those who lack the resources or size to enjoy a full-time staff. We need to continue to increase our professional development opportunities to the membership and develop programs and resources to meet the needs of the average member. We also must reach out and appeal to those school business professionals who for whatever reason are not members of ASBO International. Increasing our membership will help make ASBO International a stronger association on the national level.