Robert J. Boutillier

BS '48

Vice Chairman; Northeast Region, Peat Marwick


Robert J. Boutillier is a 1948 graduate of the Rutgers School of Business Administration, the name by which the Newark undergraduate program was then known. He spent his career at the accounting firm of Peat Marwick, rising through the ranks to head the firm's Newark office in the Sixties, and US operations in the early Seventies. In 1977, he became the company’s vice chairman for the Northeast Region, a position he held until his retirement in 1982. Boutillier remained actively involved at Rutgers throughout his life, serving as a trustee of the university and an overseer of the foundation. His legacy at the business school lives on in many ways, most notably in the newly-created endowed faculty professorship in accounting that bears his name.

Recognized: June 11, 2003