Charles Dusseau has spent his professional career moving between the public/private sectors and the domestic/international sectors, sometimes finding himself planted at the confluence of all four. After completing his education at the University of Colorado in international finance and the Georgetown University in international political economy, he spent nine years as an international banker for Chase Manhattan Bank. He worked and lived throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. While in Buenos Aires he chronicled political and economic events as a columnist for the Buenos Aires Herald. He then moved to Miami where he served as Chases’ country manager for Central America, during which time he was a member of the debt-renegotiation committees for Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Dusseau was elected a commissioner of Miami-Dade County, and was appointed Secretary of Commerce for the state of Florida, where he oversaw the development and passage of a variety of job-creation incentive programs. His primary goal as Secretary, however, was to eliminate his own job, which was accomplished by privatizing the Department of Commerce.
Dusseau is currently a partner with Core Equities, L.L.C. and a director of Eastern National Bank. Previously he served as president of the Americas Group, a Miami-based Latin American focused merchant banking and business consulting firm. Dusseau has been active in the Democratic Party at the local, state and national levels, and served as chairman of the Wes Clark for President Campaign in Florida.