Chuck has been in the securities business since 1968. He is primarily responsible for Akre Capital Management's (ACM) investment process and investment selection. Prior to managing the Akre Focus Fund, Mr. Akre was the sole portfolio manager of the FBR Focus Fund from its inception in December 1996 through August 2009. He previously held positions as shareholder and Director at Johnston, Lemon & Co. (a NYSE member firm) as well as CEO of its Asset Management Division and Director of Research. Chuck established ACM in 1989 and established its current location in Middleburg, Virginia in early 2002. Chuck holds a BA in English Literature from the American University.