Charlie Penner
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Charlie Penner

Head of Active Engagement

Charlie leads the firm’s strategy to enhance long-term value at companies through active shareholder engagement.

Before joining Engine No. 1, Charlie was a partner at JANA Partners, where he worked on the firm’s traditional shareholder activism strategy and later led its impact-engagement effort. Previously, Charlie served as an attorney with Schulte Roth & Zabel and with Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He has also worked in the business development group at General Electric and in press communications for US Senator Max Baucus and US Senator Barbara A. Mikulski.

Charlie received a BA in History and Political Science from Miami University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.