For more than 25 years, Charlie has been developing, building and stewarding brands. With his tireless energy and easy-going style, he provides expert guidance to our clients and staff, making sure brands maintain the strong identity and integrity that set them apart from competing products. He has helped spread the word about AmWINS, Duke Energy, GreenFiber and Huber Engineered Woods.
Before coming to Wray Ward, Charlie headed up Charlotte marketing communications company Elberson Partners for 12 years. Prior to moving to Charlotte, he worked with Leber Katz Partners (now FCB) and Young & Rubicam in New York, working on projects ranging from introducing the Peanuts campaign for MetLife to AT&T international telecom, Prego spaghetti sauce and RJR Nabisco.
Charlie has been heavily involved in the Charlotte community, serving on boards including the Afro-American Cultural Center, Council for Children, LifeSpan, Museum of the New South, Nevins and United Way of the Central Carolinas. He also serves as the primary trustee and advisor for the Reemprise Fund within the Foundation for the Carolinas. A native of Winston-Salem, he attended Vanderbilt University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
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