Charles Bluemle is operating partner for Concessions International LLC, and responsible for all airport operations. He brings more than 15 years of professional management experience to CI, growing and developing operations in the hotel and airport industries.
Charles joined CI in 2015 as the Director of Operations for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and quickly made a significant impact leading to his promotion to operating partner. His prior role working with a large multinational competitor began in 2009, where he served as both General Manager and Business Development Manager, while simultaneously operating and growing business relationships in multiple markets. Charles brings a variety of experience in multiple airport markets that include Chicago, Orlando, Atlanta, and California. He has worked with multiple brands and partners like Lettuce Entertain You, Rick Bayless, and Master Chef Tom Catherall.
Charles is a visionary with a grass roots approach to inspire development at all levels of the operations. He sustains relationships with partners, brands, vendors, airport staff, community leaders, and most importantly his direct team members. Charles attended college as a student-athlete in Missouri and North Carolina, and studied Business Management and Sociology. He enjoys all sports activities, unique spontaneous travel, and any family function. Charles was born in Oakland, California and is supported by his wife Michelle and daughter Lilliana.