CHUCK BURGESS IS THE FIRM'S FOUNDER AND CEO. He advises senior executives and Boards of Directors on strategic communications, investor relations, media relations and M&A communications in a broad range of industries, including transportation, technology, healthcare, real estate, consumer products and manufacturing. He has managed communications for more than 150 friendly and hostile transactions totaling over $550 billion and has led scores of significant special situations, including bankruptcies and restructurings, shareholder activism defenses, proxy fights and crisis assignments. He also serves as an ongoing advisor to corporate management teams and Boards of Directors on issues of enterprise risk management, corporate reputation and thought leadership. His clients have included leading companies in the Fortune 500, CAC 40, DAX 30 and FTSE 100.

Before founding Burgess Advisors, Chuck served as President of Abernathy MacGregor, one of the world's leading financial and strategic communications consulting firms.  Then based in New York, he was a member of Abernathy MacGregor’s executive committee, which has responsibility for the firm’s strategic direction and day-to-day operational management. He also served as a board member of AMO, the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Prior to joining Abernathy MacGregor in 1994, Chuck focused on media and investor relations at Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart, where he advised financial services clients such as Deutsche Bank, New York Life, Chemical Bank and FGIC. Previously, he served in the press office of Senator John Warner.

Chuck is an honors graduate of Georgetown University with a B.A. in English and has attended the Executive Education Program of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors and past Chairman of the Board of VIP Community Services, a New York-based not-for-profit organization that provides integrated medical, behavioral health, housing and wrap-around services to individuals in the Bronx and surrounding communities.

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