William Skinner III
In June of 2021 Bill became Chairman of the NYNJFFFBA after serving 2 consecutive 2 year terms as President. A member of the board since 2003, Bill previously served as the organization’s vice president of imports, vice president of education, and member of the Port Performance Task Force. In 2021 Bill became a member of the Council on Port Performance. In Sep 2021 he was awarded the NYNJFFFBA Captain of Industry Award for his work with the association. Bill’s experience began as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserve where he served a 4-year tour of duty with the Army in the Transportation Corp. As an executive officer of a stevedoring company, and platoon leader of a hovercraft lighterage company, Bill supervised in LOTS (Logistics Over the Shore) operations in Honduras, Honolulu, Virginia, and Turkey. When Bill ended his tour of duty, he started working as a proud “S-O-B” or “Son-Of-a-Broker” for William B Skinner Inc. In 1991 he helped the company become licensed by the FMC as a freight forwarder and earned his customs broker license. Additionally, Bill served on the NCBFAA Customs Committee, representing Area 2. Bill graduated Magna Cum Laude from Niagara University and earned an MBA from Seton Hall University.