- Intn’l Affairs – Panama Canal
- William Bright Marine was jailed, tortured, & exiled by Noriega
William Bright Marine career has not only been in the field of business but in the political arena.
He was a leader in the fight against Panamanian dictator Noriega in the 80’s. He was beaten, tortured, jailed and exiled twice.
Yet he never gave in to the bribes offered or the force used against him.
He is often asked if he regretted not taking the 10 million dollar bride offered him by a Noriega supporter in exchange for his silence against the regime. Not one second, of one day, in my life he responds.
In the mid 90’s, the US and Panamanian work force that staffed the US military bases and operate the Panama Canal asked him to intercede on their behalf.
For five years he led the fight to maintain US bases in Panama, and to maintain the US/Panamanian partnership in the Canal. He was credited with getting negotiations started, stopping the Panamanian led attempts to lower wages for Panamanians working in the Canal, identified corruption that led to criminal investigations, uncovered the Chinese takeover of the US built ports and functions of the Panama Canal. His work resulted in multiple Congressional investigations.
Exceptional track record of instituting corporate programs in marketing/sales, finance, and management. National and international work experience includes, investment /public relations, banking, shipping, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing, medical (meds/capital equipment), construction, automotive/engine, food (wholesale/retail), service industries, credit/collections, legal forwarding, law management, and free trade zones.