Charles holds a management degree from the Trulaske College of Business with emphasis in administrative and human resources management. He recently completed a forty-year career in human resources. His final role included all aspects of talent management for Commerce community banks located in Central and Eastern Missouri. Mizzou service included Trulaske Career Services Advisory Board, Athletics Career Services Advisory Board, MU Alpha Kappa Psi business sponsor, Trulaske Alumni Citation of Merit 2007, Student Award Alumni of the year 2017. Charles has served on the Management Advisory Board since 2001. In retirement he provides business and non-profit HR consulting and volunteers with SCORE and CLAIM.