2015 Charles Mann, former Washington Redskin Lineman
This Year’s Guest Speaker: Charles Mann, former Washington Redskin Lineman
Charles Mann is a former 12 year veteran of the National Football League and four time NFL Pro Bowl player. His 83 regular season sacks combined with the 10 sacks he recorded in the NFL Playoffs place him among the elite players of the NFL. Mann has been nominated for the NFL Hall of Fame nine (10) times and inducted into the Ring of Stars at Washington Redskins Fed-Ex Field. Charles is a proud member of the 70 All-Time Great Washington Redskins.
In 1993 Mann and Art Monk created the Washington, DC Youth Power Center, formerly known as The Good Samaritan Foundation. As Chairman and co-founder Mann has led this successful non-profit which tutors and develops inner-city youth on the critical behaviors and functional skills necessary to succeed in the community and workplace. Key business contributors and partners include; Accenture, Patton & Boggs, Choice Hotels, Freddie Mac Foundation, Financial Planners Association and Shoppers Food Warehouse.
Mann has been involved with National Kidney Foundation, United Way and the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, The Border Babies Foundation, the “Read to Achieve Program,” “Why School is Cool” Program, The Metropolitan Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Cancer Foundation and President Clinton’s National Service Initiative Committee.
In 1993 Mann was voted one of the “Washingtonian’s of the Year.” Among his many accomplishments Mann serves as a member of the board of Inova Health Systems and as Chairman of the Inova Alexandria Hospital Quality Committee and an Usher and Deacon with Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Virginia.
Mann is CEO and founder of Charles Mann Enterprises, a government contracting business, and is also a consultant for University Health System which owns hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana. Prior to starting Charles Mann Enterprises, he was CEO of Alliant Merchant Services, a 100% minority owned and operated company founded in 2004 with his partner, NFL Hall of Famer Art Monk.
He has also worked with some of the best known national and local (Washington, D.C.) brands. He worked as a Color Analyst and Reporter for ESPN, BET, WUSA and WJFK. He has also been a spokesman for McDonalds, Diet Coke and Swanson.
Mann attended The University of Nevada, Reno where he was voted the Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in the Big Sky Conference his senior year. His play earned him the honor of being named to the Division I-AA All-American Team. Mann was also named to Nevada’s All-Century team in 2000.
Mann recently finished his under-graduate degree from Strayer University in Business Management. He is currently enrolled in their Master’s program for Business Management with a concentration on Leadership.
He and his wife Tyrena have been married for 31 years and have three wonderful children.