Charles Artur Byers, known to most in West Virginia as Chuck, is a native of Dunbar, West Virginia. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing from West Virginia State University (WVSU), a Master's Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Strayer University.


After graduating from WVSU, Charles worked with the West Virginia Department of Transportation as a Relocation Specialist in the Right-of-Way Division from 1998-2000. Then, in May of 2000, he moved to New York City to work for Verizon Communications. 


As a Verizon Logistics Manager in Supply Chain Management in Queens, NY, Charles led a team of 30 direct reports in charge of Logistics services in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. During his tenure in Logistics, he received numerous awards, from the Logistics Services Excellence Regional Award to the Extraordinary Customer Service Rewards. He also played an integral part in the deployment of Verizon's premier internet and TV service, Verizon Fios, from a logistical standpoint. 


In 2010, Charles was promoted to Verizon Enhanced Communities (VEC) as an Account Manager, where he had several sales channels reporting indirectly to him to support his sales and marketing module. Charles managed over 2000 accounts in Brooklyn and Queens, New York. He has been recognized countless times for his leadership and sales performance for reaching and maintaining high standards with his teams. He was recognized in February of 2020 for his outstanding leadership in the New York City market and also won the Survivor Reward Adventure/Verizon Warehouse Run for his sales performance in 2021.


In July 2020, Charles was promoted to Managing Partner of Verizon's Consumer Group in the Atlantic North Region of the VEC Home Readiness & Orchestration Organization. He currently oversees 12 managers from the Bronx to Buffalo, NY, and the state of Connecticut. His team is in charge of all the multiple dwelling units (MDUs) sales and marketing efforts for Verizon Fios Internet, 5G Home Internet, and Verizon Wireless services. 


Charles is also a member of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc. Currently, he is affiliated with Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter, the Rockland Ques, where he participates in social action programs and community service throughout the county of Rockland, NY.


He serves as president of the West Virginia State University New York/New Jersey Alumni Chapter, where he has been a member since 2003 and became a lifetime member in 2007. During Charles's tenure as president, the chapter has added several new members, participated in numerous college fairs, and increased its fundraising activities. The chapter has helped several WVSU students from New York and New Jersey pay for their books and other needed items to ensure they could attend and eventually graduate from the university. He anticipates even greater activities and programs in the years to come to support our students. 


Charles is married to Dr. Ophelia Byers, and they have two lovely children, Haile (14) and Charles Ayinde (13). They reside in New City, NY. As a family, they love traveling, going to dramas, watching sporting activities, supporting their children, and spending family time together. 


Charles Byers, '98