Charles Talbert

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Director, Corporate Communications

Charles brings more than two decades of experience helping companies build their reputation and deliver results. With a skillset across corporate communications, public relations and finance, he applies his expertise to shape holistic strategies aimed at internal and external stakeholders.

He has led numerous campaigns with investor, media, social and community outreach components, and he is in his element leading high visibility engagements.

First, as a consultant, Charles guided clients through a broad range of challenges, including investor and M&A communications, crisis strategy, strategic message development, and more.

He recently provided strategic communications counsel to the leadership teams and other internal stakeholder groups at WellCare Health Plans, a Fortune 155 company. He helped the company amplify its story around its commitments to thought leadership, quality, service and diversity & inclusion.

Prior to WellCare, Charles led the investor and corporate communications for the sister company to NASCAR, helping establish and cultivate the company's executive team's internal and external profiles. He also drove the investor relations efforts for JDN Realty Corporation.

Known for his stakeholder-centric approach and composure under pressure, he has been an invaluable partner and counselor to C-level executives.

Charles earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from Auburn University and an MBA from Georgia State University.

Who's the most famous person you've ever met?
It is a toss-up between Warren Buffett calling me about a lawsuit or Kirk Cameron giving me marriage advice.
What's your favorite quote?
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
What fictional character would you like to have dinner with?
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. The dinner probably won’t last long but it will undoubtedly be fun.