Jord Williams Poster
July 29, 1956 – August 1, 2012
Jord Poster, founder and chairman of Boston-based Charity Partners and a member of the founding team at Priceline.com, passed away August 1, 2012, after a battle with nonsmoker's lung cancer. He was 56 years old.
Jord was a major force in the media, sports, entertainment and philanthropic worlds. He created Priceline.com's Negotiator character, played by William Shatner. In 2005, he created Charity Partners and its online site, Tickets for Charity.com, the first and largest free charitable fundraising platform, pioneering the concept of using a portion of proceeds from pro sports and concert ticket sales to fund charities. Since its inception, Tickets for Charity has raised nearly $20 million for charities.
Prior to joining Priceline in 1997, Jord Poster was division president of American Express VIP Service, an alliance between Synapse Group (a Time Warner company) and American Express, and had also been a senior vice president at Hill Holiday, a Boston-based advertising and marketing agency.
Jord was born in Boston in 1956 and attended Cornell University. He is survived by his two beloved young sons, Will and Ben; wife, Allison; brother, Mathieu; sister and brother-in-law, Elisa and Brad Shannon; and mother, Lois Poster; as well as many close friends and associates. He will be sorely missed.
Graveside services will be at Congregation Beth El Cemetery, Old Furnace Road , Harrisonburg, Virginia, on Wednesday, August15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Jord Williams Poster
April 28, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Jord's passing. I met him 20 years ago and we were friends and also worked together. He was brilliant, kind, caring and one of the funniest people I have ever met. I remember howling with laughter when I was with Jord. I was in a difficult place when I met him and he opened a door to me....meeting him changed the way I felt about life. He was optimistic, creative and connected to life. I haven't seen him in a long time but still feel his connection. Love, Michele
August 24, 2012
I was so sad to hear that Jord had passed. He was a very generous and caring man. He had so much life left to live. He had done so much with his life to help and inspire others. My heart goes out to his family.
Michele Hassett Krause, Dunedin, New Zealand
August 13, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Jord's passing. Although I only met Jord a couple of times, I am reaching out to let you know he was such a wonderful friend to my brother Jay. Jay was very fond of Jord, he was so very supportive while my brother was battling cancer. I would like to think that perhaps they will meet again. My heart goes out to you and your boys.
Rochelle Coleman Shoostine
August 10, 2012
I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of Jord. He was a wonderful guy and contributed so much to so many in his much too short life. I know that he is resting in peace but keeping a watchful eye on his beloved sons. His presence at Four Seasons Hotel will be greatly missed by myself and many of my colleagues. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.