President Donald Trump has nominated Charles Williams, aÂ more than 32-year U.S. Navy veteran and president of St. Louis-based company Commercial Realty, to be the service branch’s assistant secretary for installations, energy and the environment.
The retired Navy rear admiralÂ also has aÂ four-decadeÂ real estate industry experience that encompassedÂ property management, development, brokerage and investment,Â the White House said Nov. 25.
He previously served asÂ a vice president and partner at Colliers Turley Martin, where he worked for nearly 17 years.
His naval career includedÂ diverse assignments within the continental U.S. and overseas, as well as participationÂ inÂ multiple exercisesÂ with joint U.S. and foreign troops.
Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in business fromÂ Southeast Missouri State UniversityÂ and an MBA from St. Louis University, where he later worked as an adjunct professor.