I am Charlene Gates and serve as the Director of Business Development + Marketing for Collins Cooper Carusi Architects. With experience working in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors, I believe the broad exposure to these practices offers me the ability to understand how these specialties differ and yet collaborate to achieve success, reflected in the makeup of the ABC membership.
As a native Floridian, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. During my tenure, it was my privilege to serve as the Managing Editor of UF’s newspaper, The Alligator—an experience I have always relished.
As a recent new member of this chapter and long-time attendee of events over the years, I have enjoyed the opportunity to align with the value of being actively involved with ABC and its members.
During my career, my service on professional and non-profit/community boards includes Cobb County Junior League, National Charity League, and the Commercial Real Estate Women’s Northern Virginia and Atlanta chapters.