Dr. Charles Hamilton


Founder and Co-Owner, CHCS Internet Development, 1985 – Present

Manage firm that provides custom web development services at reasonable cost to businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the world.

Beginning in 1994, CHCS has produced websites that are content-rich, easy to navigate, mobile-friendly and visually appealing. We offer content management, e-commerce, and other interactive features, as well as web and email hosting.

Since our founding in 1985 as a technology, training and management consulting firm, CHCS has focused on helping clients communicate more effectively. Today, we focus on ways to use the web and social media to tell our clients’ stories.

Board Member, All Aboard Washington, 2015 - Present

At-Large Member, Council of Representatives, National Association of Railroad Passengers, 2014 – Present

Represents local needs, issues and activities at the national level; helps formulate national policies through participation in Associations committees; and implements these policies by working at the grass roots level. Recipient of the organization's John R. Martin Passenger Train Advocacy Award, 2015.

Writer, GigaOM, WebWorkerDaily, TheAppleBlog, 2009 – 2012

Write articles for to a daily blog and community that empowers web workers, connects with them, inspires them, and helps them to be more productive and successful.

President, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, 2001 – 2004

Board Member, Seattle Monorail Project, 1998 – 2001

Instructor, Bellevue Community College, 1992 – 1994

Taught communication courses, including Writing News and Features for Radio and Television and Career Opportunities in the Media.

Program Coordinator, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, 1993

Managed development of online catalog for those with disabilities. Installed and set up access to reference materials through PC equipped with speech, large-print and Braille output.

Manager, Jack Straw Productions, 1990 – 1992

Managed training, production of programs for public radio, and operation of digital and analog studios.

Visiting Assistant Professor, George Washington University, 1989 – 1990

Taught courses including Introduction to Audio Production. Managed university sound production studios and campus radio station WRTV.

Instructor, University of Maryland, College Park, 1985 – 1990

Taught courses including Sound Production, Public Broadcasting, and Introduction to Radio, Television and Film. Assistant for the British Media in London program. Advised undergraduates with Radio-Television-Film majors.

Assistant General Manager, WBJC-FM, 1988 – 1989

Managed administration for classical-music public radio station.

Interim General Manager, WWOZ-FM, 1988

Managed community radio station while the station was between permanent managers.

Manager, Human Development Programs, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1981 – 1985

Managed CPB-sponsored training opportunities, including grant programs.

Producer/Host, KFAI-FM, 1978 – 1979

Produced and hosted programs, promoted the station, and participated in program selection.


Ph. D., Public Communication, University of Maryland College Park, 1994

M. A., Journalism, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1979

B. A., International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 1977

Activities and Societies: Program Director - WJHU Radio