Dr. Charles E. Bray, Jr. is the Manager for the Small Business Program Office at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Charles has over 20 years of experience as a manager and leader and over 10 years of experience as a small business owner. He designed, implemented, and managed Southern CA Edison’s Supplier Develop Program (SCE Supplier University) and worked closely with SCE Sr. Procurement Managers and Business Units ($4B annual spend) to identify spend opportunities for diverse firms. Charles serves as Adjunct Faculty for Business at several Southern California colleges. Charles is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and has a Balanced Scorecard certification from Kaplan & Norton. Charles received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and his MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School. He received his Doctorate in Education in Organizational Leadership (EDOL) from Pepperdine University in July, 2019, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Global Leadership and Change.