Charlie Copeland was elected State Chairman of Delaware in July 2013.
Charlie Copeland is President of Associates International, Inc (Ai), an internationally-recognized commercial printing company located in Wilmington, Delaware. Charlie has been President of Associates since 1994 and has grown the company from a small 9-person company into the State’s largest integrated direct mail, high volume print, and sign company. Ai has been one of the nation’s largest 400 printers for 6 years in a row and has won dozens of awards for marketing programs, printed materials, and proprietary manufacturing workflow software.
From 2002 through 2008, Charlie served as a Delaware State Senator and Senate Minority Leader representing Brandywine Hundred, Greenville, Centreville and Hockessin. During his service, Charlie was a lead voice for government accountability, education reform, and criminal justice reform. In November of 2008 he ran, unsuccessfully, for Lieutenant Governor.
Currently, Charlie serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, a non-profit whose mission is to educate and inspire today’s college students with the values of limited government and individual liberty. He also is the Vice President of the Board of the Mt. Cuba Center, a horticultural research and land preservation foundation. He serves as President of the Board of the Challenge Program, a non-profit, which he co-founded in 1997, that trains at-risk youth in the City of Wilmington in construction skills, and as Board Chair of the Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security, the nation’s first First-Responder focused Charter High School which he founded in 2007.
Charlie holds both a bachelor of science degree in Computer Science & Physics and an MBA with a focus in Finance from Duke University.
An avid gardener and ACC basketball fan, Charlie lives in Wilmington with his wife, two children, three dogs and one cat.
Ellen founded Synchrogenix, a global pharmaceutical services business in 1986, acting as CEO through its sale in 2014. Synchrogenix creates the submissions that go to world regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA, ASEAN, EMEA) in the drug approval process. Under her leadership, Synchrogenix grew to be the largest such company in the world, with offices in six states and three continents.
Prior to limiting its practice to pharma in 2005, Synchrogenix had an active marketing division that provided public relations services to corporate and nonprofit clients.
In addition to serving on the Republican National Committee (RNC), Ellen is the Chairman of the RNC’s Conservative Steering Committee. She also serves as Secretary of the American Principles Project and is a Trustee of the Witherspoon Institute at Princeton University, Collegium at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Elm Institute at Yale. She was the founder and President of A Rose and a Prayer, a pro-life organization in Delaware. She is a Dame of the Military Order of the Knights of Malta and was awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Benedict XVI.