Charles Hurst enters his 18th year with the Florida State athletic department. Hurst was promoted to his present position in 1995 after three years as an associate athletics director, where he oversaw all of the department’s financial and business affairs.
In addition to assisting in the daily management of the department, Hurst’s duties include supervision of the annual budget, business and ticket office operation, facilities management, personnel records, departmental contracts and negotiations.
The Talladega, Ala., native came to Tallahassee after a stint at the University of Florida, where he was Director of Internal Management Auditing from 1983-87. He was Manager of Internal Auditing at the University of South Alabama from 1981-83.
Hurst received his bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State (Ala.) University with a major in accounting and a minor in economics. He earned CPA status in 1975 while employed by the private firm of Brook and Freeman in Anniston, Ala.
He and his wife, Juanita, have one daughter, Maria, who married former FSU All-America football player Jason Whitaker in 2003.