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Charles Penner

Partner, Jana Partners

Charles Penner is a Partner at JANA Partners LLC, where he is helping to lead JANA’s new impact investing fund and is responsible for overall activist communications strategy. Prior to joining JANA in 2005, Charlie was an attorney with Schulte Roth & Zabel, focusing on M&A and shareholder activism. Before that he worked in the business development group at General Electric focusing primarily on NBC. Before GE, he was an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore focusing on transactions in media, telecom and entertainment. Prior to law school, he worked in press communications for U.S. Senator Max Baucus and U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, and as a White House intern (pre-Monica). He received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Order of the Coif) where he was a member of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and a BA from Miami University. Charlie is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Aid Society.