Public Speaker, Writer, and Consultant in Washington, DC
Charles (Chuck) Brooks serves as the Vice President for Government Relations & Marketing for Sutherland Global Services. Chuck leads Federal and State & Local Government relations activities. He is also responsible for the Marketing portfolio (Media, PR, Digital Outreach, Thought Leadership, Strategic Partnering, Branding) for the Federal and State & Local markets. Chuck is also an Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Technology Partner network and serves on Boards to several prominent public and private companies and organizations. Chuck has extensive service in Senior Executive Management, Marketing, Government Relations, and Business Development and worked in those capacities for three large public corporations. In government, he served at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate. He also spent six years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter where he covered foreign affairs, business, and technology issues. In academia, Chuck was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he taught graduate level students about homeland security and Congress. He has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague. Chuck is widely published on the subjects of innovation, public/private partnerships, emerging technologies, and issues of homeland security and cybersecurity
Summary of Experience:
* Corporate: Extensive service in Senior Executive Management, Government Relations (also Lobbying & PAC management), External Relations, and Business Development/Sales for three large public corporations. Managed own successful PR and Government Relations consulting firm.
* Government: Appointee of two Presidents, George W. Bush (DHS), and Ronald Reagan (Voice of America). Helped "stand up" Office of Legislative Affairs at the US Department of Homeland Security and served as the first Director of Legislative Affairs at the Science & Technology Directorate. Served as a Senior Legislative Staff (defense & foreign affairs, national security, business) to the late Senator Arlen Specter at the U.S. Senate.
* Media: Digital; Co-leader of two of the most prominent Homeland Security Groups on Linked In (“Homeland Security”, “US Homeland Security, DHS” (over 50,000 combined members). Top 1% viewed profile on L