Charles R. Weaver, Jr. is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, an organization comprised of 100 CEOs representing Minnesota’s leading employers. As the former Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, he led a diverse department of 1,900 employees and managed an annual budget of over $254 million. During that time he also led Minnesota’s Office of Homeland Security. Mr. Weaver also served in the Minnesota House of Representatives and as chief of staff for Governor Tim Pawlenty. Mr. Weaver is a former criminal prosecutor and also serves on multiple community boards.