C h a r l e s  T o f t o y

Award Winning Author

DR. CHARLES N. TOFTOY has worked in three sectors:  military (20 years), corporate (12 years), academic (17 years). He was a U.S. Army airborne ranger, infantry officer.  Toftoy is a highly decorated (wounded twice) Vietnam veteran (two tours).


His Doctorate is in Strategic Planning and he was awarded an MBA from Tulane University, received his BS in Engineering from West Point.


In the Corporate world he served as a General Manager for Raytheon Service Company, Director of Marketing for Lear Siegler, Inc., President of PATCH Associates, and others.


At George Washington University, Charles Toftoy was the Director of the Entrepreneurial Small Business Program. He taught at the undergraduate and graduate level in The Business School. This included the Executive MBA Program. Retired as a professor emeritus in 2007. Toftoy has provided hands-on management assistance to over 1,500 small-medium sized enterprises in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. He has conducted global programs for business people in Eastern Europe, South America, and other developing countries. He authored a business book about CEO Strategy. 


Dr. Toftoy has written numerous articles, presenting them formally at conferences in the United States and globally (such as: Russia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico). He appeared on many TV and radio shows and was heard on Voice of America throughout 32 countries. He ran the Boston Marathon, competed in triathlons for ten years, and still competes in the Senior Olympics at the state and national levels. Toftoy serves on several Board of Directors, such as the Restaurant Association of Metro Washington.  He advises several local companies on business strategy. He has written three novels (two mystery/thrillers and a self-help motivational book). All novels have received national awards.


Military Decorations:  Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Seven Bronze Stars (4-valor), Two Meritorious Service Medals, Eight Air Medal (1-valor), Four Army Commendation Medals (1-valor), Two Purple Hearts. Two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses (Silver Stars), Vietnamese Medal of Honor (1st class), Vietnamese Fourragere (National Order), Vietnamese Wound Medal.


Other Awards: Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year and Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year.  He was judged by Ernst & Young as one of the top three Entrepreneurs (supporter category) in the Nation. He was elevated to the Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame as a lifetime member. He was Bloomingdale's Man/Woman of the Year first runner-up in competition with 18 other local leading business leader nominees. Restaurant Association of Metro Washington  Associate of the Year award. Marquis's Who's Who Man of the Year award and American Honor Medal by American Biographical Institute. Nine Best Teacher Awards (undergraduate and graduate student levels) at George Washington University. Selected to GWU's prestigious Wall of Fame Who's Who, National Senior Olympic Games.

"Be fearless, yet humble. Bold and action-oriented, otherwise life passes you by. And pursue your dream. You can attain it."

(Toftoy, 2016)
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