Charles (Chuck) Barlow, Sr.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Pan African American Chamber of Commerce (PAAC)
Objectives and Purposes
PAACC is a non-profit organization working to promote economic progress and quality of life in both African and America countries and to foster a climate in which commerce, industry and agriculture will flourish.
Former Delegate for the National Summit On Africa (NSOA) founded by former UN Ambassador Andy Young and co-founder of the Georgia Africa Society (GAS).
NSOA & GAS Objectives are to:
Provide information and education about Africa to all Americans through research, writing, and seminars;
Collaborate with Africa-focused groups to encourage their direct involvement in advancing the mission of The Africa Society;
Strengthen the lines of communication between The Africa Society and a broad cross- section of Africans and their institutions on the continent.
A successful entrepreneur for 30 years; President/CEO of Quality Management Transformation Solutions (QMTS)
A customer focused high level achiever: two-time winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence: Xerox Corporation 1985 & Xerox Business Services Division 1989
Accomplished Next-Level Business Process Success Coach: Certified Senior Examiner for Georgia Oglethorpe Award for Performance Excellence using the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria as an assessment and consulting tool for performance improvement
International Leader: Well trained and developed; a 2010 graduate of the Institute for National Transformation (INT)-USA at Beulah Heights University, Atlanta
A 1971 graduate of Morris Brown College, founded by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME)Church in Atlanta, GA with a BS Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Business Math; former president of National Alumni Association and MBC Trustee Board member; major alumni fundraiser for the college
International Mentee: He traveled to South Africa, Kenya and Uganda on business development missions. By recommendation of Dr. Alice Bussey he traveled to South Africa with Mayor Bill Campbell to represent small business where he met an African male, Abram McCau. Abram’s dream was to come to America, go to Morris Brown College (MBC) & Georgia Tech (GT), get degrees and business experience, go back to Africa, start a business to create jobs for his people. With the coaching, mentoring and support from Chuck Barlow and other strategic partners, Abram’s dream was realized… We raised investment funds in Atlanta for Abram and former UN Ambassador Andy Young helped him to get funding in South Africa for his business. He started a business in South Africa, in two years he had 42 employees, built a power plant, a school and generated $2M in revenue.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” These words of former South Africa former President Nelson Mandela. Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in partnership with Africa can change the world.