Charles J. Sevola, Jr.

CNAS Board of Advisor

Vice President, Veterans Initiatives, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Charles Sevola, Jr. (Chuck) is Vice President for Veterans Initiatives at Prudential Financial, Inc. He is responsible for creating company-wide, sustainable veterans’ programs that promote education and employment, employee engagement, thought leadership and philanthropic activities. He is also responsible for external engagement with veteran service organizations, government and other agencies to help advance Prudential’s veterans goals.

Sevola is also the head of technology for Prudential’s Law, Compliance Business Ethics and External Affairs organization. In this role, he is the lead executive for information technology support for this key corporate function.

Sevola joined Prudential in 1990 as a systems analyst and held positions in Prudential’s Individual Life Insurance Business namely as a program manager for Y2K remediation and head of development for product administration platforms. He also was responsible for the integration of infrastructure applications into a new data center in Tokyo. Sevola has been the key architect for VETalent, a veterans intern program as well as a leader in VETnet, a veterans business resource group.

Prior to joining Prudential, Sevola was a communications officer in the U.S. Army, serving as a platoon leader and a battalion signal officer.

Sevola has a bachelor’s in computer science from the State University of New York and a master’s degree in information systems management from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Sevola sits on the Board of Directors for the United Services Organization (USO) of NYC and also has numerous designations including Fellow, Life Management Institute and Project Management Professional.

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