Charles (Chuck) S. Anderson Senior Vice President

Charles (Chuck) S. Anderson is a Senior Vice President at Waters & Company Executive Recruitment, A Springsted Company.

Prior to joining WCER, Chuck worked in local government and public education, including serving as city manager for Dallas, Texas; executive director for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART); and executive director for the Michigan Education Association.

He also served as director for the International City/County Association’s (ICMA) Local Government Reform, managing a U.S. government contract for the planning and delivery of technical assistance to local governments in Central and Eastern Europe. His last assignment in this role was to recruit and supervise a team of technical consultants in rebuilding local governments in Bosnia following agreement on the Dayton Accords.

During his service with the Michigan Education Association, Chuck served as senior consultant for Urban Planning and Management for Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.


  • Executive Recruitment
  • Leadership/Management Development
  • Organizational Design
  • Organizational Development


Chuck received a bachelor’s degree in political science and human resources management and a master’s in public administration from the University of Kansas. He is a retired U.S. Naval Reserve captain. Chuck received the prestigious L.P. Cookingham Award for Development of Young Professionals from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Minority and Women Advancement Award from the American Public Transit Association (APTA). He also has been recognized as Public Administrator of the Year by the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) and Outstanding Management Innovator (Honorable Mention) by ICMA. He was recognized in 2007 with the Lifetime Achievement Award from his Public Administration Alumni Association at the University of Kansas.



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