Charles Joughin is a seasoned public relations professional with a broad range of strategic communications and political experience in Washington, DC. His professional history includes two years in the office of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and nearly five years helping to lead and execute communications strategy as national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. Joughin is experienced in every aspect of developing and implementing nationwide strategic media campaigns, from creating compelling narrative, to skillfully managing crisis communications. His later work with HRC centered on directing HRC’s marriage equality initiatives, from brand cultivation and positioning to understanding and messaging the complexities of more than 70 court cases across the country as the white-hot spotlight of the media centered on the Supreme Court resolving the issue nationwide. Joughin is an experienced, skillful press relations professional, but at his core, he is an idea generator who is at his best when he is conceptualizing, developing and executing creative ideas. A native of Tampa, Florida, Joughin graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, where he studied Political Science and Spanish.