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Charlie Perusse '92

Job Title: 
Budget Director

State of North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina

"Work truly isn't work if you're passionate about what you're doing. The main reason that each of us gets into public service is to improve people's lives."

Charlie Perusse's career path started to take shape during an internship with the Wake County, North Carolina, budget office. He saw firsthand that all government services require sufficient financial resources in order to be successful. From fiscal analyst to state budget director to COO of the 17-campus UNC system, he has applied his interest in analytics, as well as his communication and critical thinking skills, to bring complex projects to fruition.

Professional Experience:

Chief Operating Officer, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Budget Director, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina
Deputy State Budget Director, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina
House of Representatives Budget Coordinator, North Carolina
General Assembly Fiscal Research Division, Raleigh, North Carolina