Born and raised in Poughkeepsie N.Y., Charlie has been a lifelong participant in rowing. Starting out as a coxswain at Poughkeepsie High School, Charlie later became a competitive masters oarsmen at New Haven Rowing Club. Charlie has had a long and successful career in college and university fundraising and alumni affairs, working for a variety of prestigious institutions including Yale University for 16 years and Hobart and William Smith for three years. Charlie served as Vice President for Development at Mount Holyoke College for 16 years and the last five years has served as Senior Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Resource Development at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Charlie lives in Amherst, Mass.