A trustee emeritus since 2007 and trustee since 1992, Carson is the retired vice chairman of Chemical Bank. His former corporate directorships include Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Corporation, NAC Re Corporation, McPherson’s America Inc., Princeton Capital Management, and Trebol International Corporation. A trustee emeritus of Drew University, Carson is a former trustee and financial committee chairman of the New York Historical Society, the YMCA, and Americans for Oxford. Carson is a graduate of Princeton University (AB politics '52), and of Harvard University (Advanced Management Program ’68). He attended Oxford University (classical Arabic '53).