Our Story

The Charleston Group (TCG) is an advisory and management consultant practice that provides professional services to private industry, government agencies and nonprofits. TCG unlocks opportunities for its clients specializing in government contracting, small business development services and public strategies. 

TCG’s success is based on developing strong working relationships with its client base. By listening to the clients’ specific issues and concerns, TCG develops improvement-based strategies to deliver discernible benefits that address each of their distinctive needs.

Charles E. Wilson: Principal and Founder

As an experienced business professional and social entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of building strategic partnerships to facilitate goal achievement, Mr. Wilson is well-positioned to add value to your business. He offers an effective blend of experiences and accomplishments in both the public and private-sector environments.

Highlights of Mr. Wilson’s professional achievements include:


  • As the Department Manager with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), he spearheaded efforts to establish programming to assist the development community and District agencies in identifying qualified Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) to meet small business participation requirements on city-sponsored economic development projects. 

  • Provided project management and legal consulting expertise to commercial and federal clients, playing an important role in developing and executing organizational strategy and strategic vision.

  • Premiere thought-leader, co-founding community-based nonprofits in economically vulnerable communities in the District of Columbia that stimulated interest from public officials and inspired the involvement of community stakeholders in pushing for resources to improve the overall quality of life in their neighborhoods.

Mr. Wilson obtained both a Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Hampton University.