Charles Franklin, MBA ‘02

Charles  is now chief volunteer officer at Challengers Boys and Girls Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the optimum social growth of inner city youth ages 6 to 17 through leadership, citizenship and educational development; cultural enrichment; health and physical education; environmental education; social and parent involvement.

He serves as manager of corporate services for American Honda Motor Company, responsible for an operating budget in excess of $7 million with a staff of more than 70 associates. He negotiates and manages more than $60 million in corporate travel and related expenses. As chair of the Pepperdine Black Alumni Council, Charles stewards the group in providing leadership in scholarship, advocacy, and support for African American students, alumni, and the community. The Council hosts, sponsors and promotes a variety of events to offer its members opportunities for networking and continued learning.recreational activities; and parent involvement.

Charles, who chairs the Pepperdine Black Alumni Council, was honored February 8th by Our Authors Study Club, the historic non-profit chartered by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. and formed for the purpose of studying the biographies of African American authors, reviewing their books; and, to learn the true history of African people in the Diaspora. The ceremony acknowledges the outstanding contributions of African Americans in Los Angeles and is held in partnership with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa.

Charles Franklin, MBA ‘02

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