Eason, Charles

Director for Business and Entrepreneurship Sector for the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program

Mr. Eason is currently the Director for Business and Entrepreneurship Sector for the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program where he coordinates the small business programs at the 116 community colleges across the state. He has also held previous statewide leadership positions as the Associate Director of the California Community Colleges Statewide Economic Development Network and former chair of the Small Business Programs committee. In his prior positions as the Napa Valley College and Solano College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director and the Inland Empire Business Incubator Manager, Mr. Eason has provided training and counseling to thousands entrepreneurs over the past twenty-five years. He is also a Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) Specialist with the Norcal SBDC Tech Futures Group. Mr. Eason started his career working in the defense industry as a systems engineer for TRW’s Ballistic Missile Program. Mr. Eason earned a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from California State University, San Bernardino.