Charles Joughin

Managing Director, Public Affairs

As Managing Director, Public Affairs, Charles Joughin oversees the development and implementation of the organization’s external communications and stakeholder engagement efforts. In this role he leads FFYF’s communications and marketing team and manages the overall communications strategy comprised of a broad range of activities that promote FFYF’s work and public identity, as well as the issue of early care and education. Additionally, he oversees the organization’s public engagement efforts, including through FFYF’s c4 partner organization – First Five Action Fund (FFAF). Joughin has broad range of strategic political and communications experience in the non-profit sector, within government, and in political campaigns. Prior to FFYF, he helped lead and execute communications strategy as national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. Joughin is experienced in all aspects of developing and implementing nationwide strategic media campaigns, from creating compelling narrative, to skillfully managing crisis communications. His later work with HRC centered on directing HRC’s marriage equality initiatives, from narrative cultivation and positioning to understanding and messaging the complexities of more than 70 federal court cases across the country as the spotlight of the media centered on the Supreme Court resolving the issue nationwide. A native of Tampa, Florida, Joughin is a graduate of the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. He joined FFYF as Communications Director in January, 2015.


Languages: English, Español 

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