Jim Frayer was born 1945 in Jamaica, N.Y., and graduated in 1963 from Delehanty School, where he was senior class president. In 1967, he received a B.B.A. degree in economics from St. John’s University and was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the Ski Club. He also played intramural football and basketball. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1967. That same year, Jim began his business career with American Machine and Foundry. He later joined the American Foreign Insurance Association and
then Chesebrough-Ponds. In 1987, Jim became president of Coastal Management Corporation and later built and operated several marinas in Connecticut and New York. He then founded the nonprofit Association for
Revitalization of Connecticut Harbors. In 1997, he joined Oleg Cassini Parfums and later Parsons Consulting. In 2007, he went to work for Citigroup, retiring in 2015. Jim and his wife Susan live
in Rowayton and have two adult children. He is a founder and first commodore of Rowayton Yacht Club at Hickory Bluff. He also is a member of the National Audubon Society, St. John’s church and Lifetime Learners at Norwalk Community College. He is a former trustee of Rowayton Library and Save the Sound and is a former member of the Long Island Sound Advisory Council. Jim enjoys travel, boating, reading, golf, tennis, platform tennis and hiking. He teaches a safe boating course that enables boat owners to qualify for a Connecticut Safe Boating certificate.