Charles von Buchwald-Wright
Charles (CJ) joined Clean Air Task Force in August 2022. As the Director of IT, Charles manages and develops the CATF IT function. He leads the evaluation, enhancement, and maintenance of the organization’s IT environment/virtual office and is responsible for collaborating with teams in the selection and implementation of solutions to enhance virtual collaboration and support knowledge management processes. Charles oversees and builds internal capacity to provide holistic IT support.
Charles has worked within the science domain as an IT professional since graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2012 with a BSBA in Computer Information Systems. His start in end-user support for the United States Geological Survey evolved into a Systems and Network administrator role that included strategic planning and guidance to the Lowell Observatory in his home in Flagstaff, Arizona.
At Lowell Observatory, Charles supported various science and engineering activities alongside a vibrant and renowned visitor program attracting over a hundred thousand visitors a year. Beyond supporting users, he designed systems and networks that allowed for the organization to grow, while looking ahead and establishing an IT Steering Group to enhance strategic collaboration across the departments.