“Political strategist, media personality, and urban marketing pioneer, Maze has a diverse array of experience in the worlds of business, politics, and community engagement. Maze has spent over 20 years lobbying for high profile clients, creating community-based solutions and driving the discussions that shape impactful policies. Maze has been featured on ABC, CBS, The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, and a variety of other high profile media outlets, and is featured weekly on WVON. Currently VP of Strategy at The Intelligence Group, Maze focuses on utilizing his network of experienced vendors, institutional relationships, and effective tactics to create strategies that allow The Intelligence Group to achieve our clients’ goals.”
Charles Thomas is the current morning co-host on Chicago’s WVON-AM1690 and publisher of the soon-to-be-launched TheChicagoDrum.com.
In March of this year, he retired after 25 years at the city’s number one-rated WLS-TV, ABC7 Chicago, where he was the station’s political reporter covering city hall, the state capitol and national government. Charles refers to his retirement from ABC7 as his “refirement” as he explores new opportunities in digital journalism with “TheChicagoDrum.com” which will be a website focused on changing the narrative and political paradigm associated with Chicago’s African-American community.
Charles and wife Mary have two sons and a daughter who have gifted the couple with six grandchildren. They reside in downtown Chicago.