Charles, Project Manager, provides a wide range of support to the firm’s consultants. Prior to joining the firm, Charles was the Development Coordinator, Guild Board & Lyric Young Professionals, at Lyric Opera of Chicago. In this role, he built and managed the Young Professionals Members prospecting pipeline, assisted planning and implementing successful fundraising events, and was a long term brand and event strategist. Additionally, he was asked to assist in strategic planning for Guild Board of Directors, particularly regarding corporate development and individual giving, and was the staff liaison for the group. In partnership with the Guild Board of Directors, he successfully reimagined Lyric’s Guild Board Backstage Tours, where he coordinated and managed multiple, annual in-house visits for hundreds of visitors.
Charles has interned for the following: Rosenthal Archives at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he was published on CSO Sounds and Stories; Individual and Planned Giving at Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Chicago Chamber Choir, where he assisted with database and development operations.
He has a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory from the University of Florida, as well as a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the Eastman School of Music.
As a performer, he is a member of the Gaudete Brass Quintet and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.