Charles has worked in the financial service industry for forty-four years. He started his career as a sales representative with Melife in 1976 and was promoted to sales manager in 1978. In 1981, he opened a Metlife branch office in Canfield. He started a general agency with Ohio National Financial Services in 1995 and ran the agency until 2012 when he joined American Financial Services.
Charles lives in Boardman with his wife, Diane. They have three daughters, Kristen, Amanda and Courtney, and five grandchildren. Charles is an active member of St. Charles Church where he teaches 8th grade CCD and confirmation preparation classes.