Chuck joined Burness in 1999. Over the years, he’s worked on a host of initiatives in public health, childhood obesity and tobacco prevention, community health, and other issue areas. He leads a talented team of colleagues who provide comprehensive communications support to numerous foundations, their grantees, and nonprofit organizations. That list includes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, the American Heart Association, Reinvestment Fund, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Health Research and Policy. 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, DC, in 1989 after graduating from Emory & Henry College. He holds an MA in public communication from the District’s American University. He lives in Washington with his wife, their two kids, and C.C. the dog.