Dr. Charles Brandon
Director, DoD Performance Improvement Office
Dr Brandon leads the performance management activities of the Department of Defense (DoD), the largest organization in the world, with a $700B+ annual budget and over three million personnel dispersed in over 140 countries. As the DOD CPI/LSS Director he oversees and directs the largest and most complex deployment of performance management ever attempted; driving DoD-wide performance improvement activities; rigorously tracking results; provided training; assisted the Department in establishing and growing its program; and ensuring the Office captures the best business practices Enterprise-wide. Chuck works with Office of the Secretary of Defense Principal Staff Assistants, Service Deputy Chief Management Officers (DCMOs), Service and Defense Agency Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and Program Executive Officers (PEOs) to promote collaboration across the Department on Enterprise-level initiatives.
Dr. Brandon is a retired Army Officer, certified LSS MBB, certified Training Developer, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and MBB Trainer. He has served as a change agent within the Federal space for over 15 years. Dr. Brandon holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Alabama A&M University, a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University, a Masters in Information Technology from the American Intercontinental University, and a Doctorate of Business Administration in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management where he also serves as an adjunct professor.