Charles Duncan has spent more than 35 years working in the arena of electoral politics, at the state, local and national levels. Mr. Duncan has played a significant advisory role in many political campaigns, including the ’89 election of Virginia Governor Doug Wilder, the ’01 election of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kirkpatrick, the ’05 election of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, the ’06 election of Maryland US Senator Ben Cardin, the ’08 election and ’12 re-election of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the 2010 re-election campaign of Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, the 2012 re-election of Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and the 2013 campaign of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, just to name a few. Mr. Duncan has held senior management positions on the staff of eight presidential campaigns. Additionally, he served with distinction in the administrations of both President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton. In the Carter White House, he served as a Scheduler (1980), and in the Clinton White House he was a Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel (1994-1999).
During his tenure in Presidential Personnel, Mr. Duncan was responsible for coordinating the selection process of senior level presidential appointees at all cabinet agencies dealing with national defense, foreign affairs, trade, finance and intelligence. Additionally, his portfolio included independent regulatory agencies and presidential boards and commissions in the same aforementioned areas for the US government. This experience allowed Duncan to develop a network of friends and contacts that includes US Ambassadors; former and current members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; Security and Exchange Commissioners; and Generals from each branch of our armed forces just to list a few examples.
After leaving the Clinton Administration, he served as a senior advisor at Global USA, a full service, governmental relations firm in Washington, DC. While at Global and since leaving, Mr. Duncan developed a business model which included providing an array of marketing services to companies and governmental agencies in China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Europe and the US. Some of these include ChemChina, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US, Boeing, AT&T, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and others.