Drifting through many unique jobs and adventures after college, Chuck found his direction in life while working as a crew member on a 53-foot sailboat crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Following the trip, he earned a masters degree in communications and professional accreditation, and then began a career that has afforded him insight into the workings of organizations, from community groups to government organizations and Fortune 500 corporations.
Chuck received a Virginia Press Association award for weekly newspaper column writing for his humor column in the Chesterfield Observer, and he has penned frequent humor pieces for publications such as Home Style, WorkMagazine, Richmond Magazine, Richmond Bride, Welcome Inc., and others. His writing ties into his speaking where he tells funny stories of life adventures and shares insights into rediscovering pleasure in life and finding success in work.
In addition, Chuck was a finalist in the Richmond-area "Last Comedian Standing" competition, sponsored by the Richmond Funny Bone and Q-94.
Chuck also is the author of four books:
Less Conventional Work Experience
In his younger days, Chuck held and learned from a wide variety of... unusual... jobs, including:
Waiter (for 2 hours)
Bouncer in a Caribbean saloon
Extensive Business Work Experience
After finding his direction, Chuck went on to serve in and learn from a number of exciting roles, including:
Communications director for Congresswoman Susan Molinari
Speechwriter for Virginia Governor George Allen (no, he did not write THAT speech)
Communications director for Virginia Secretary of Transportation Rob Martínez
Director of Virginia's Adopt-a-Highway program
Public affairs officer, Virginia Department of Transportation
Executive speechwriter and communications professional with Reynolds Metals Co.
Executive speechwriter and communications professional with Alcoa
Executive speechwriter and communications professional with Capital One Financial Corp.
Education and Accreditation
Masters in Public Affairs and Public Relations, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
Bachelors in Communications, Minor/Marketing, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Accredited Public Relations (APR), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Chuck and Stacy Hansen have two adult children, Daniel and Madison, and live in beautiful Midlothian, Va.
To contact Chuck:
Email: chuck underscore hansen at verizon dot net