Charles (Chuck) Brooks currently serves in a dual role as Vice President of Government Relations & Marketing for Sutherland Global Services. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Sutherland is one of the world’s largest independent business process outsourcing companies employing over 30,000+ professionals across 40+ operation centers and business operations.
Chuck has extensive service in Senior Executive Management, Government Relations, Research & Development, and Marketing/Business Development and worked in those capacities for three large public corporations. He also received Presidential Appointments from two Presidents, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, to serve in executive roles in the federal government.
Chuck served at the Department of Homeland Security as the first Director of Legislative Affairs for the Science & Technology Directorate. Earlier in his career he served as Special Assistant to the Director of Voice of America. He also spent six years on Capitol Hill as a Senior Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter where he covered foreign affairs, business, and technology issues. In academia, Chuck was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he taught graduate level students about homeland security and Congress.
Chuck has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law. He is a featured speaker at conferences and is widely published on the subjects of cybersecurity, homeland security, innovation, public/private partnerships, and emerging technologies. Those publications include: Huffington Post, Forbes, Government Security News. The Hill, Federal Times, Government Executive, MIT Sloan Blog, Homeland Security Today, BiometricUpdate, NextGov, and Cygnus Media.