The eldest son of James and Willie Mae George’s nine children, Charles W. George was destined to lead. Born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida, Mr. George graduated from Lincoln Park Academy High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Memorial University and received his master’s in Business and Public Administration from Florida International University. While stationed in Japan, the disciplined athlete, participated on boxing and basketball teams while
practicing Taekwondo. He later received a distinguished honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy.
Mr. George studied Advance Leadership Training at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York; Graduated from the Police Academy, Miami Dade Community College; Basic Management Skills at the National Support Centers’ Management Training Program and Certified in Effective Supervisory & Transportation Planning at the Dade County Employee Training Program. Additionally, he has over ten years of Governance Training from the Association of Governing Boards (AGB).
Taking the lead role has always been in Mr. George’s “DNA”. He was President & CEO of G. Family Enterprise Construction Company, Information Officer for Metro-Dade Police Department, Police Officer, Opa Locka Police Department, Special Assistant, Miami-Dade County Housing Department, Assistant Director, Miami-Dade Transportation Agency, General Superintendent, Bus Maintenance (MDTA), Assistance General Superintendent of Maintenance (MDTA), Assistant Chief of Community Involvement, Miami-Dade Transportation Agency and Administrative Assistant, City of Rochester, and NY Urban Renewal.
In November 1985, he attended the annual meeting of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) where he met and was inspired by COMTO Vice President, Harold Williams. In December, Mr. Williams visited Miami and met with a group of employees interested in starting a chapter. In January 1986, the local chapter was established with thirteen (13) members. By September 1986, the membership had grown to fifty one (51) active members who were dedicated towards improving the advancement of minorities in the transportation field. He credits then Miami-Dade Commissioner, Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler as a staunch supporter.
Charles George is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and former Chairperson of the following: James E. Scott Community Association, Dade County District Title I Program, Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees, Peace Missionary Baptist Church Board of Trustees and Founder & First President of the COMTO Chapter Miami. Currently, he is Chairperson of Florida Memorial University Foundation Board.
Through the years, numerous awards and recognitions have been presented to Mr. George for his professional and community services. Some of his civic and community recognitions include: COMTO, The Black Business Association (his late brother James Ivory George, Founder), FCAA, Metro Dade County Community Action Agency, Mayor’s Office, Miami-Dade County, NAACP, and Florida Memorial University.
Mr. George is retired and an avid golfer, traveling around the United States and abroad with his wife, Barbara.