Before joining Yahoo!, Budde was the founding editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online. Buddes career began with a decade of experience as an editor and reporter at The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., and USA Today. Budde earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and an MBA from the University of Louisville. Budde is on the board of directors of the Online News Association and is its treasurer in 2007-08. He also is on the board of the California First Amendment
Neil Buddes Athenaeum lecture is part of the series Governance in 21st Century Organizations sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute at CMC.