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Easley Jr, Charles

Charles Easley Jr

Professor Of The Practice
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Chuck serves as Professor of the Practice in the Scheller College of the Business. He is affiliated with the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact and will advise ILSI’s strategy for co-curricular programming addressing racism and inequity, as it relates to business, society, organizational and public policies and procedures. Chuck is a proud Georgia Tech alum, and former student athlete who divides his free time between service to his community and his alma mater.

Chuck has extensive experience in strategy execution of supply chain optimization and design, business transformation, operations improvement, process improvement and executive coaching. After many years in various corporate roles he started and leads his own firm, EPIC Performance Group LLC.

He has been the Senior Director of Labor, Engineering and Process Optimization at Walgreens focused on improving the pharmacy operation as unprecedented clinical services where installed due to the Affordable Care Act. Before Walgreens, Chuck served as Vice President of Business Process Management for Lowe’s Companies and led their EPMO for implementing major strategic initiatives, and process improvement. Before joining Lowe’s, he was a Senior Principal with Kurt Salmon Associates (now part of Accenture), where he led the Business Transformation Services Practice, created the Process Improvement Global Center of Excellence and was the Global Director of Professional Development.

Throughout his career Chuck has been recognized by various professional organizations like the Center for Creative Leadership, Walgreens Leadership Academy, Who’s Who Among International Professionals, and others.

He is a Rotarian, an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and has served on the boards of many civic and non-profit groups including his former high school The Westminster Schools, The Georgia Alumni Association, The Georgia Tech Athletic Association, Johnson C. Smith University College of Economics and Business, etc.

A former Rhodes Scholar State Finalist, two-times Academic All-ACC, and three-time Letterman in Football, he has been named to the Top Ten Outstanding Young Atlantans, and was recognized for his service with awards like the Camp Fire Ember Award, Georgia Tech Outstanding Young Alumni, and Georgia Tech Total Person-Former Student Athlete of the Year.

Chuck holds a BS in Industrial Management and a minor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Georgia Tech graduating cum laude. He is a member of various academic honor societies including Gamma Beta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the ANAK Society, Georgia Tech’s highest honor.