J. William Charrier, is Past President of the Princeton Class of 1969, co-founder with spouse Anne of the Friends of Theatre Intime and a member of the board of Princeton Internships in Civic Service. He also serves as a trustee of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) and the Charrock Foundation. His career centered on ship owning, ship operations and international logistics. From 1983 to 2003 he was a founding investor and President of American Automar, a ship owning firm specializing in sealift services for the US Armed Forces. From 2003 to 2007 he was Chairman and an investor in the revival of US Lines, now operating several containership services as part of the CMA-CGM Group. He and Anne have also sponsored and promoted the joint program in ocean sciences between Princeton and BIOS.
“One of the premises of Princeton is investing heavily, some might even say disproportionately, in the education of the most promising young people from our global community. This investment only makes sense for society if these fortunate few are imbued with a deep commitment to a life of service, whatever career paths they may choose, as a part of their Princeton experience. Princeton Internships in Civic Service has become a significant part of that process.”