CHARLES (CHUCK) ATKINS

President

Chief of Staff/Director of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology until retirement in 2010. Committee jurisdiction includes legislation and oversight of Federal civilian R&D programs including space, aeronautics, energy, transportation, basic research, math and science education, cooperative industry R&D and environment.   Prior to committee appointment Chief of Staff for members of Congress.

During congressional service elected President of the House Chiefs’ of Staff Association, and selected John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Congressional Staff Fellow.

Other career milestones include partner in a housing and development consulting firm and created investment partnerships to re-develop historic properties.  Taught political science and public policy at the university level concurrent with consulting.

Served as a director on numerous community, charitable and foundation boards, and a term on the Kentucky State Board of Education.

B.S., with honors, Georgia State University and M.A., Ohio State University.

United States Marine Corps 1966-1968, including Vietnam tour with the 2nd Battalion/4th Marines.