William H. Turner
Retired Vice Chairman, Chase Manhattan
Former President & CEO, PNC Bank, NJ
Senior Advisor, Opera Solutions
William H. 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 to 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 merged with Chase Manhattan Bank, Mr. Turner assumed the position of Vice Chairman of that institution. He later served as President & Co-CEO of Franklin Electronic Publishers and President and CEP of PNC Bank, New Jersey.
After retiring from banking, Mr. Turner 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, he served on the board of the International College of Beruit for over 35 years including the role of Chairman for the past 25 years. He has served as Adjunct Professor in numerous institutions including Queens College, Stony Brook University, Montclair State University, Bilfrost University in Iceland, and FH Joanneum University in Graz, Austria. Mr. Turner received a BA from Trinity College in 1962 and a MBA from New York University in 1966. He also attended the Aspen Institute and completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.
Currently, Mr. Turner is the Senior Advisor for Opera Solutions, a multinational management consulting company. He has served his community 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, New Jersey. He has also served as Trustee of Trinity College and the Southern Vermont Art Center. In the business world he served as Director of the following NYSE companies: Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., Standard Motor Products, Inc., Colt Information Sciences, Inc., New Jersey Resources, Inc., Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Chemical Bank and the Grow Group.