Strategic Communications & Outreach
With more than 12 years experience in marketing and public relations, Charli Acklam joined Sander in 2017 as a member of the Strategic Communications and Outreach team. Her professional experience includes communications roles in the financial services and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Sander, she served as a Professional and Community Liaison for Compassionate Care Hospice, educating the medical community and families about hospice care.
Before working in the healthcare industry, Charli spent seven years working with credit unions. During that time, her projects included marketing campaigns, community events and conference planning. As Marketing Director at GENCO FCU in Waco, Texas, her marketing projects won frequent awards, including the coveted “Best In Show” Lone Star Award from the Texas Credit Union League.
A native Texan with small town roots, Charli graduated with honors from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. During her final year of college, she worked in the office of the Vice President for Development and External Affairs, assisting with communications to the university’s major donors and supporters.
Charli has volunteered with a variety of organizations including United Way, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, Susan G. Komen Foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Christ United Methodist Church in College Station and Chi Omega sorority. She is a graduate of the Leadership Garland program, Class XXIV.
Charli resides in College Station, Texas with her husband and one-year-old daughter. She enjoys art, yoga, golf and spending time in the mountains.