"Georgia has so much to offer to a broad range of industries, and we get the chance to show them what we have to offer. It's a rewarding experience every time."
Charles brings expertise and quality service to the business recruitment team with his extensive knowledge in the food processing and automotive industries. He partners with companies to assist them on their search for a new location in the state of Georgia by providing access to Georgia Power's research and engineering tools and resources. He also serves as a liaison between the companies and the state's governmental agencies during the site selection process. Charles started his career with Georgia Power in 1986 as a lab technician at one of the company’s power plants. He transferred into the environmental affairs department in 1991, where his responsibilities included regulatory policy implementation and coordinating environmental risk assessments associated with new power plant siting efforts. Charles joined the economic development team in 2002.
A graduate of the University of West Florida, Charles has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and has earned a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University. He is a past board member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association, and currently serves on the boards of the Korea Southeast United States Chamber of Commerce and the Japan-America Society of Georgia, as well as the advisory boards of Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association and Quick Start, Georgia’s award-winning workforce development program.
Charles is married and has two children. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and golf.