Charles W. Foster graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science from University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. In June 1998, Mr. Foster has also been awarded honorary Doctorate degrees from Golden Gate University and University of Maryland. Charles W. Foster retired in 2012 as President of C Foster Consultant Service. Prior to his consultant practice, Mr. Foster served as Executive Director of the Port of Oakland, after serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Foster has served on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including: the Regional Trade Development Alliance of Northern California; International House, University of California, Berkeley; Economic Development Alliance for Business; and the California Council for International Trade. Mr. Foster’s term of office as a director of The Fund will expire in 2016.