Charles Joughin joined First Five Years Fund as Communications Director in January of 2015, and oversees the development and implementation of the organization’s communications and marketing work. In this role he leads FFYF’s media relations and engagement, as well as the branding, digital marketing and social media strategy and execution. Joughin has broad range of strategic communications experience in the non-profit sector, within government, and in political campaigns. Most recently, 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 brand cultivation and positioning to understanding and messaging the complexities of more than 70 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 graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, where he studied Political Science and Spanish.