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Councilmember Bill Rodman

Term expires: November 2020

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Economics, Northwestern University
Juris Doctor degree, Northwestern University
Master’s degree, Human Services Administration, Spertus College

Biography:
Bill and his wife of 40 years, Judi, moved to Oro Valley nine years ago after raising their family in Glenview, Illinois. Bill recently served as chair of the Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commission and as a member of the Gallery Advisory Committee, which worked closely with the owners of The Gallery Golf Club on the sale of the club.

In Glenview, Bill ran a law office that he launched with a partner – eventually growing the firm to 20 employees. During his time as an attorney, Bill served both the State of Illinois and his community in a variety of positions, including:

  • Deputy Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
  • Chief Counsel for the Republican Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives
  • Legislative Liaison for Governor Jim Thompson
  • Chair of the elementary school board of education
  • Chair of the high school board of education
  • President of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce
  • President of the Glenview Rotary Club

In his many roles for the State of Illinois, Bill traveled frequently to Japan, Hong Kong, China and the former Soviet Union to help promote international trade and business ties with the state.

After serving Illinois for many years, Bill moved into international business to set up medical clinics and sell medical equipment in the former Soviet Union. He was then recruited to operate factories in China, later helping that company manage a transition of some services to the United States. Before moving to Oro Valley, Bill was chief operating officer for two large social service agencies.

Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a juris doctor degree from Northwestern University. He later received a master’s in human services administration from Spertus College. Bill is an instrument rated pilot, has run four marathons and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Bill and Judi have three children and seven grandchildren.

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