Charles Chamberlayne

Charles Chamberlayne is a communicator, connector and expert at developing public engagement strategies for businesses, government and high-profile individuals.

He’s served as a spokesperson and communications strategist for three U.S. senators, a speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and major U.S. city mayor.

On Capitol Hill, Charles’ career highlights include garnering media attention on the Senate’s effort to address mental health issues for Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans, working to allow Rosa Parks to be the first woman to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol, organizing support for the Central American Free Trade Agreement, handling media coverage of President Ronald Reagan’s state funeral and working with National Urban League President Marc H. Morial to coordinate the first National Urban League Legislative Policy Conference on Capitol Hill in 2003. In San Diego, Charles helped lead communications for the City of San Diego’s $3 billion in city operations which includes corporate partnerships, economic development and other major city announcements involving Comic-Con, Google Fiber Internet and the U.S. Golf Association’s return to Torrey Pines in 2021.

Charles holds a double degree in history and political science from Howard University and studied for a Master of Arts in communications at The Johns Hopkins University. In Southern California, Charles has served on numerous civic boards including UC San Diego Athletics, Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties, Urban League of San Diego County, San Diego Youth Symphony and CONNECT ALL, an initiative focused on increasing diversity among entrepreneurs, executives and boards of directors. Charles also appears as a frequent speaker and panelist on a host of events around Southern California and is a recurring public affairs and political analyst for FOX 5 San Diego.