Charles Mckee stepped into the CAO position in September 2019 following a 17-year tenure as County Counsel. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and attended the University of Maryland School of Law and University of Maine School of Law. The State Bar of California admitted him in 1991. Before becoming Monterey County Counsel in 2003, he served as Nevada County Counsel and Deputy County Counsel for the County of Marin. McKee is the current chair of the Monterey College of Law Board of Trustees. He has served in many local and state volunteer positions, including president of the Monterey County Bar Association and as a legal advisor to the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and CSAC Excess Insurance Authority (CSAC-EIA), the largest government insurance pool.