Charles joined McBee Strategic in 2010. Charles brings over ten years of bicameral Congressional experience to the firm, including three years within senior Republican leadership. Most recently, Charles served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL). Through his work with Rep. Putnam, he both served as Policy Director at the House Republican Conference and served as Chief of Staff to the Republican Policy Committee. Prior to this, Charles served as Legislative Director for Rep.Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), where he was responsible for the Congressman’s work on the Budget Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He also served as Legislative Assistant for Rep. Felix Grucci (R-NY), where he handled the Congressman’s housing portfolio on the House Financial Services Committee. Charles started his career on Capitol Hill working within the U.S. Senate for Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Senator Connie Mack (R-FL). Charles received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.