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Bio > Chuck Genrich C.E.O Special Event Management Services



Chuck3"We can do no great things---only small things with great Love." Mother Theresa

A native of Amherst, NY, Chuck Genrich, B.A., ED.M., M.P.A, Cert. Diplom., graduated from neighborhood public schools, Colgate University, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and Oxford University (U.K.). SPECIAL EVENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES commenced 12 years ago when Chuck submitted a hand-delivered Proposal to manage the Vatican/Papal visit of the late and esteemed Pope John Paul II, coordinating the shuttle-bus operations for 3,000 media/press and all of the motorcade operations for 5 days in New York, New Jersey and Baltimore.

A former political affairs newspaper columnist and broadcast producer/journalist, Chuck developed the first high school public service learning internship program in the United States now modeled in thousands of school districts around the country; initiated and managed the first national senior citizen reverse-annuity program; directed the procurement of $2 million in economic development for a Naval Park and Servicemen's Museum; and served as a volunteer Trustee and Vice President of a regional theatre arts center.

Along the way, Chuck has served as an orientation coordinator for Moroccan, and other international State Department-sponsored delegations; chaired the Communications Committee for the annual International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap National Farm Park; and, coordinated the first Russian-American exchange of school children between the Russian Embassy School and public schools in northern Virginia. Working closely with Commonweath of Virginia and National transportation safety groups, Chuck assisted in procuring $100,000 from Fairfax County for a first-of-its-kind Transportation Safety feasibility study. After a nationwide search, Chuck was recruited to return to Harvard to become the 1st Coordinator of the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum on Public Affairs, an international crossroads for public policy dialogue and insight

A former Staff Assistant with the U.S. House of Representatives
assigned to the Education and Labor Committee, Chuck also served as a Legislative Assistant with the New York State Legislature. After a rigorous national competition, Chuck was selected to serve as a non-partisan National Policy Fellow for the U.S. Secretary of Education to assist with intergovernmental relations, speech writing, and preparation of the White House weekly reports. Following the Fellowship endeavors, Chuck was assigned by the Vice President's office to consult with the research and publication projects of the National Commission on Excellence in Education. Chuck also received training as a Disaster Assistance Consultant with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Chuck has been actively engaged in volunteer leadership and board member positions for several professional/civic associations, including the Kidney Foundation, the Health Systems Agency, and DC-area rescue missions. In addition, Chuck has received academic appointments as an Adjunct Professor in public policy, marketing, communications, and organizational behavior with American University, the USDA Graduate School, Nyack College, Strayer University, and George Mason University. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has honored Chuck with 3 community and civic service leadership citations.

Chuck's hobbies include singing in the Church Choir, horseback-riding, reading (mysteries and non-fiction history), camping, bicycling, and the performing arts. He has 3 daughters (one married, one a Fullbright-scholar in medical school, and one completing college) and one son, a Captain and Ranger with the  Army's courageous 101st Airborne Air Assault Rakassans who received a Bronze Star for Heroism following his 2nd tour in Iraq.


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