Charles Sevola Jr. joined WOS in March 2020 as the Chief Strategic Advisor for Veteran Programs. Chuck brings with him three decades’ worth of experience as an IT Executive and in roles promoting education and employment, employee engagement, thought leadership, financial wellness and philanthropic activities.
Prior to joining WOS, Chuck was Head of Prudential’s Office of Veterans Initiatives, where he led the firm’s efforts in all facets of its Veteran and Military spouse advocacy. In that role, he worked closely with WOS to establish VETalent – the company’s adaptations of the nonprofit's model for veterans and later military spouses.
Chuck began his career in Information Technology when he joined Prudential in 1990 and has held positions in Prudential’s Individual Life Insurance business as a program manager for Y2K remediation, head of development for product administration platforms, and head of technology for the Law, Compliance, and Business Ethics Organization. He also was responsible for the integration of infrastructure applications into a new data center in Tokyo, Japan.
Chuck sits on the board of directors for the United Services Organization (USO) of NYC and the board of advisors for the Center for New American Security. Additionally, he was a member of the inaugural class of Veteran Leadership Program at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. He also has numerous designations including Fellow, Life Management Institute, and Project Management Professional.
Prior to joining Prudential, Chuck was a communications officer in the U.S. Army, serving as a Platoon Leader and a Battalion Signal Officer. He has a bachelor’s in computer science from the State University of New York and a master’s degree in information systems management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.