Center Director

The Applied Government Studies Center Founder and Director Charles J Blankenship earned a Master of Public Administration degree at Pennsylvania State University and his wide career spectrum includes budget analyst, program analyst, administration director, personnel director, fiscal director, labor contract administrator, affirmative action officer, disaster recovery director, emergency incident commander, Community Emergency Response Team organization committee chairman, state cost reduction commission administrator, state economic development director, author of economic development laws and regulations, sea port navigation commission chairman, airport commission executive director, economic development corporations president, foreign trade mission leader, USAID volunteer economic development consultant in Romania, adjunct professor, strategic planning facilitator, industrial and commercial real estate developer, certified SCORE mentor, member college and other executive search committees, member affordable housing development board, member hospital reuse board, historian, regional counter-terrorism task force member, state defense force officer, membership and chairmanship on numerous boards and commissions and military service in the US Marine Corps.