Chuck oversees management and staffing across Burness’ domestic practice. He joined the firm in 1999 and helps lead a talented group of colleagues to provide comprehensive communications support to numerous nonprofits. Chuck works with some of the nation’s most prominent health organizations, like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association, and a host of other nonprofits also focused on improving people’s lives. He has led efforts around a multitude of issues, from creating healthy communities to preventing tobacco use, to encouraging postsecondary education among young women and men. Chuck is also a skilled and experienced communications strategist and media and message trainer. 

Prior to joining Burness, Chuck worked for National Public Radio, where he managed national outreach campaigns and promoted NPR programs.

A native of eastern Tennessee, Chuck moved to Washington, D.C., in 1989 after graduating from Emory & Henry College. He holds an M.A. in public communication from the District’s American University.