Charles A. Santangelo is an author, educator, and IT policy professional who has served as a senior U.S. government official at NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, specializing in writing policy on budget, technology and other issues. He was Regional Director of the Global Technology Network at USAID and Director of Constituency Outreach for the White House Communications Office for the NATO Summit.

Earlier in his career he was Assistant Professor of Information Technology Policy and International Business at American University, and Executive Director of the New York State Statue of Liberty Centennial Commission.

He has worked on a half-dozen presidential campaigns in varying roles from press and speech writing to issues development and constituency relations. He holds an MBA from Georgetown, an MPA from the Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, and a B.A. in Economics from Holy Cross College.

He is the Co-Editor of Lucky Corner: The Biography of Congressman Alfred E. Santangelo and the Rise of Italian Americans in Politics, and has been interviewed on international trade matters by CNN, Time, Newsweek and Bloomberg News, among others. He has traveled for government and business clients to China, India, Egypt, Mexico and throughout Eastern Europe.