At Hamilton, I majored in History, was on the varsity hockey team, was a member of the Charlatans theatre group, and a member of DKE. After graduation and a tour with the United States Marine Corps, I went to work on Wall Street, where I met my wife Jane. I worked for several banks during the next 35 years mostly in international trade and project finance. Most memorable experiences included several trips to Iran to finance a $500 million synthetic fiber plant in the city of Isfahan; financing foreign purchases of numerous Boeing aircraft, two years living in Brazil with family while working for a Belgian owned bank; financing a $1billion fiber optic telephone project in Mexico; and, traveling to over 35 countries to gather new business.
When my last bank, Bank of America, decided in 2002 to merge the international trade finance business with another department, I went back to school to obtain a Master’s degree in education. For the next 10 years I taught high school history and economics, and started a global studies course. The teaching experience was by far the most rewarding of all the things I have done since graduation from Hamilton.
Now retired for two years, I live in Greenwich, Connecticut with my wife, who has retired from the executive recruiting business. I have two grown children and two grandchildren. We are spending a lot of time in Vermont and on Martha’s Vineyard where we have houses. I am also putting my teaching experience to use by tutoring elementary school children at the local Boys and Girls Club.