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 all Federal civilian R&D programs. Prior to committee appointment Chief of Staff for members of Congress.

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

Other: Partner in a housing and development consulting firm, created investment partnerships to re-develop historic properties and adjunct professor of political science and public policy at the university level

Community Service: Director on numerous charitable and foundation boards and Governor’s appointment to 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, Fifth Recon Battalion and 13 month Vietnam deployment with the 2 Battalion/ 4th Marine Regiment.