Charles is the Chair of Signal’s Advocacy practice.
Charles provides strategic advisory services to a diverse range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, trade associations, and coalitions. With close to two decades of experience in and around the political process, Charles works with clients to navigate the complex legislative, regulatory, and political landscape throughout the federal government.
Charles specializes in working with clients on developing comprehensive strategies that include advocacy, communications, or a combination of both. He has significant experience helping organizations advance policy priorities or mitigate policy risk by developing, elevating, or re-positioning their D.C. brand.
Throughout his tenure at Signal, Charles has led successful client efforts to pass historic laws, prevent major policy risk, inform and shape regulatory decisions, and manage large issue campaigns. His work has been impactful at every stage of the policymaking, oversight, and political process.
In addition to his policy work, Charles serves as a strategic advisor to leaders of organizations and companies across a diverse range of industry sectors. He has advised organizations on acquisitions, organizational structure, crisis and risk management, and strategic partnerships. Charles is a regular speaker at conferences, on panel discussions, and to boards of directors.
Prior to joining Signal, Charles served for a decade in the House and Senate on Capitol Hill, including as chief of staff to a Member of Congress, chief of staff to a congressional leadership office, and a variety of senior policy positions in both House leadership and for Members of Congress. He has also led a successful congressional campaign and a successful house leadership campaign.
Charles earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree in political science and history from Southern Methodist University where he currently serves on the alumni board.