Charles E. Williams
Director/Chief Operating Officer
Bureau of Oveseas Building Operations
U.S. Dept. of State


In his current position Major General Williams (retired) is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of Construction Management, Real Estate, Operations and Maintenance, Design and Engineering, Planning and Programming, and Budget Management of a $12-billion property management portfolio around the world, including the foreign embassy program.

During a 29-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers he managed the massive modernization of the tank ranges to accomodate the new family of fighting vehicles, the Army's largest troop construction project since World War II. As a Division Engineer, North Atlantic Division, he managed a design and construction budget of $2 billion. He was program manager for the replanning and rebuilding of Fort Drum, New York, a $1.3-billion construction effort, and was Appropriations Director for the Army's $21-billion Operations and Maintenance budget. After retiring from the Army in 1989 , Charles served as president and CEO of the New York City School Construction Authority ; a $4.3-billion public school building program that was the largest in the nation. Following that he served as COO of the Toll Road Investors Partnership II, responsible for managing the construction of the first private toll road in the U.S. in more than 150 years. He received national attention and recognition for successfully completing this project six months ahead of schedule.

Charles earned a BS from Tuskegee Institue and an MBA from Atlanta University. He also attended the Senior Management in Government Program at Harvard University.

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