Charles W

Looking to lead


Professional Photographer


Juneau, AK

Education Level:

Law Degree

Will Relocate:



Seeking connections and opportunities in the fields of government, public relations, media and the legal profession.


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State of Alaska Deputy Director (Acting) 11/2018 - 1/2019
State of Alaska Marine Pilot Coordinator 10/2016 - 6/2019
State of Alaska Paralegal II 11/2013 - 10/2016
Juneau Empire Deputy Managing Editor 6/2010 - 6/2012






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Executive leadership experience ● Directed all functions of the Alaska Board of Marine Pilots, resulting in a legislative recommendation that the board be renewed for eight years, the maximum extension allowed under state law. ● Served as Deputy Director for the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing during a change of administration, providing leadership during a period of dynamic transition. ● Led the newsroom of Alaska’s capital city newspaper following the abrupt departure of the managing editor. This included the creation of a $500,000 budget and oversight of a newsroom that won 11 Alaska Press Club awards in 2010. ● Directed, along with the managing editor, a digital newspaper which won a Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and numerous other national and regional awards. Non-profit leadership experience ● Serve on the statewide Board of Directors for a 1,700-member fraternal organization with a focus on fundraising and strategic plan development. ● As president of the board of a non-profit corporation, oversaw the fundraising, design, and construction of a 5,500-square foot meeting facility which is now the home of four fraternal organizations and a youth group. ● Past president of three local fraternal organizations and remain on the board of directors of two of them. Professional communication experience ● Talented cross-audience communicator who boosted the public relations and marketing efforts of two professional sports organizations and several civic groups. ● Led the paralegal communications for 21 professional licensing boards. ● Skilled written communicator with nearly two decades of experience in journalism, including supervision of multiple award-winning newsrooms. ● Multi-platform communicator with experience on camera, editing video, shooting still photos, hosting radio programs, producing audio, blogging, and reporting via social media. Relevant recent work experience (complete history available on request) Marine Pilot Coordinator October 2016 - Present State of Alaska, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing ● Serve as executive administrator for the Alaska Board of Marine Pilots. ● Provide a primary point of contact for inquiries to the board and about the program, including from media, the public, licensees, legislators, and other members of the maritime community. ● Utilize my administrative skills in preparing for at least three in-person board meetings a year along with several teleconferences, keeping records for licensees and ensuring they are compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements, and serving as the public face of the program as necessary. ● Generate outstanding work product under minimal remote supervision. Deputy Director/Division Operations Manager (Acting) November 2018 - January 2019 State of Alaska, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing ● Served as deputy director of a division with approximately 100 employees, with direct supervisory authority over six executive administrators and a program coordinator. ● Assisted the division director as her principal advisor and performed the director’s duties in her absence. ● Provided subject-matter expertise to the director and department, particularly in the areas of public records requests, communications and public relations, continuing education requirements for licensure, regulation review and reform and maritime commerce. ● Prepared policy documents, including legislative proposals and transition plans, and advised regulatory boards. Paralegal II November 2013 - October 2016 State of Alaska, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing ● Produced documents requiring a high level of technical writing that can support litigation. ● Interacted with people while they are often stressed or even hostile and de-escalate situations with tact, diplomacy, and empathy. ● Analyzed and interpreted Alaska statutes and regulation, applying them to a wide variety of situations. ● Managed a large caseload by prioritizing investigations based on upcoming deadlines, while ensuring other investigations are processed efficiently. ● Maintained confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information. ● Worked with a wider team resolve complex issues. ● Generated outstanding work product under minimal remote supervision. Deputy Managing Editor June 2010 - June 2012 Juneau Empire ● Served as Interim Managing Editor from August 2010 through December 2010. ● Supervised a 11-person newsroom, which included assigning stories and photography, ensuring updates to the website were made in a timely manner, and planning a nearly $500,000 annual budget. ● Wrote editorials, columns and news articles for the Empire. ● Communicate information professionally and accurately, both orally and in writing to a broad variety of individuals under sometimes adverse or stressful conditions, tailoring the communication to its intended audience. ● Work effectively under pressure and with continual interruptions, reorganizing priorities in a dynamic, frequently changing work environment.