Charlie is a native of Dallas, Texas. At the age of 19, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring after 20 years service. Duty assignments took him around the world, some locations including Hawaii, Japan, Mediterranean Europe, and a year of combat duty in Vietnam. Battlefield decorations include the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and Combat Action Ribbon. During his years of military service, he served as an engineer officer responsible for construction of buildings, roads and airfields, and managed the physical assets of two major military installations.
Returning to civilian life, Charlie specialized in managing and leasing real estate portfolios regionally and nationally for large corporations including Trammell Crow, Lincoln Property Company and CB Richard Ellis/MEGA.
Charlie has taught management and business courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels for four colleges and universities, receiving high marks from faculty administrators and consistently superior ratings from students. He is a nationally recognized keynote speaker and consultant. He has been a long-time member of the National Speakers Association and a popular choice of organizations and companies across the country for motivational presentations.
Charlie holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Masters in Political Science. Charlie and wife Sharon are the parents of three grown children and grandparents to six. His interests include church work, singing, working out and performing in musical theater productions. He has been singing professionally since age 17. From "class clown" to informed business leader and presentation professional, Charlie adds value to every client's pursuit of higher levels of performance.
Charlie is presently serving as President of the Marine Corps Engineer Association, comprised of more than a thousand active duty, reserve, retired an former Marines and affiliated service and civilian engineer professionals.