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William Turner

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William Turner

Bill Turner has had successful careers in both Banking and Education.  For over 34 years, Bill was associated with Chase Bank and its predecessor, Chemical Bank, serving in many capacities including Senior Vice President of the International Division-Middle East & Africa; Chief Administrative Officer of the Corporate Banking Division; Executive Vice President and head of the Retail Banking Division, and Vice Chairman and Director of the Corporation, responsible for Chemical’s regional banking.  After Chemical Bank merged with Chase Manhattan Bank, Bill assumed the position of Vice Chairman of that institution. He later served as President & Co-CEO of Franklin Electronic Publishers, and President & CEO of PNC Bank, NJ.

On the education front, Bill served as Adjunct Professor in numerous institutions including, Queens College, Stony Brook University, Montclair State University, Bilforst University in Iceland, and FH Joanneum University in Graz, Austria.

After retiring from banking, Bill was the Founding Dean of the College of Business at Stony Brook University and later assumed the role of Acting Dean of the Business School at Montclair State University.  In addition, for over 35 years, he has served on the board of International College of Beirut, including the role of Chairman for the past 25 years.

He presently serves as Senior Advisor for Opera Solutions, a multi-national management consulting company.

Active in his community, Bill has served as Chairman of the Atlantic Health System; Chairman of New Jersey Network, President of the Montclair Art Museum, as well as a Councilman in Montclair, NJ.  He has also served as Trustee of Trinity College, Southern Vermont Art Center, and is a Trustee of Bloomfield College. In the business world he serves as Director of the following NYSE companies; Standard Motor Products, Inc., Volt Information Sciences, Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and Fine Mark Bank.  In the past, he has also served as Director of Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., New Jersey Resources, Inc., Chemical Bank, and Grow Group.

He received a BA from Trinity College in 1962 and a MBA from New York University in 1966.  He also has attended the Aspen Institute and completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.