Prior to becoming the president of AT&T New Jersey, Charlene held various positions, including AT&T’s eastern region public affairs director. In this previous role, she was responsible for coordinating AT&T’s public policy message throughout the region and cultivating alliances with AT&T’s National Consumer Panel.
Charlene began her career as a reporter for the Elizabeth Journal and the Asbury Park Press. From there, she moved on to New Jersey state government, serving for nearly ten years as press secretary for the state's Department of Human Services and counseling the commissioner and the governor on a wide range of Human Services–related issues.
Charlene earned her B.A. in Journalism and English from Douglass College and received a Master’s in Public Administration from Rutgers University.
Charlene is the board chair of the research organization New Jersey PRO, a trustee of Felician University and secretary of the board of trustees of the Drumthwacket Foundation. She also serves on the boards of the New Jersey Tech Council, the NJ Society for Environmental, Economic Development (NJ SEED), the NJ Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, and the NJ Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology.