Charles A. Funk
Assistant Division Chief, Company Statistics Division
Charles A. Funk is the Assistant Division Chief of the Company Statistics Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. In this position, Charles directs all activities for the Economic Census of the Island Areas, the Survey of Business Owners, the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey, the Information and Communication Technology Survey, the Quarterly Financial Report, and Statistics of U.S. Businesses programs.
Charles began his career at the Census Bureau in 1979 in the Census/Annual Survey of Manufactures Branch in the former Industry Division, now the Manufacturing and Construction Division. He left the Census Bureau in 1982 to become the Secretary/Treasurer at the Copper & Brass Fabricators Council in Washington D.C., and in 1983 he became the Assistant Controller at the American Geological Institute in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1984, Charles returned to the Census Bureau's Industry Division and worked in the Special Projects Branch until 1987 when he became an analyst in the Manufactures' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Branch. From 1991 until 1994 when Charles became the Branch Chief of the Business Investment Branch in the Company Statistics Division he has managed various company-level surveys, including the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey, Investment Plans Survey, Computer Security Survey, and Information and Communication Technology Survey. In 2006, Charles was selected for his current position.
In 2001, Charles received the Census Bureau's Bronze Medal for outstanding leadership and management in survey development, analysis, processing, and presentation. And, in 2005 he received the Department of Commerce Silver Medal for leadership in the statistical measurement of capital expenditures and information and communication technology infrastructure.
Charles received his B.S. in Business Administration and his Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Tech, and in 1999 received a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University. He has been a Northern Virginia resident since 1965 and currently resides in North Springfield, VA.