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ABOUT CHARLES

Seeking to make the most of his DASH, Charles G. Irion is a publisher, award-winning author, successful entrepreneur, adventurer, humanitarian, artist, executive producer and even an actor. If he can dream it, then Irion can become it. Earning Bachelor Degrees in both Biology and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters of Business Administration in International Marketing and Finance from Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, Irion’s background is as diverse as his interests. He received recognition as 1975 Rookie of the Region in pharmaceutical sales for JNJ McNeil Laboratories. In 1979 he moved back to Arizona to open an office for commercial real estate firm, Marcus & Millichap. In 1983, Irion founded his own company, U.S. Park Investments. Today, Irion’s business is a leading owner and management company of numerous manufactured home and RV communities in the United States. He is also a 2023 graduate of the Phoenix Police Department Citizens Academy.

 

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          For over 15 years, Irion has been an Executive Board Member and International Assessor for Project C.U.R.E., a charity which delivers donated medical equipment and supplies to over 130 developing countries, many of which Irion has volunteered in. In 2020, after completing his term as President of the Phoenix Phil-Am Lions Club, Irion received the Melvin Jones Award from the International Lions Foundation. Charles is a member of the Arizona Diplomats and a lifetime member of the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. These organizations are a small example of the broad-reaching humanitarian and philanthropic charities that Irion supports. After all the charity work he’s done around the world and at home, Irion truly believes we are One World One People.®

          Still, he wanted more for his DASH.

          Following his passion for the written word, Irion made his dreams a reality and has now published seventeen books — comprised of the Summit Murder Mystery series, Hell series, Murdered By Gods series, newly released standalone thriller, FOUR, and even a cookbook — all inspired by his own taste for adventure. Irion is starting a new series, Project RESCUE Adventures, even as FOUR debuts.

          As an Actor and an Executive Producer, Charles is proud to have worked on several films. Charles worked alongside Tom Sizemore in Durant’s Never Closes. His latest, Max Reload and the Nether Blasters, was released in August 2020 to terrific reviews and has gained quite a cult following. His next movie project, Jackie Fontaine, is in pre-production. In November 2023, he will produce and play the character of General George Allen in the soon-to-be-released live-action book trailer for FOUR.

          Irion’s zeal for adventure encompasses the full gamut. Traveling all over the world, he never tires of the thrill. Whether it’s scuba diving in faraway waters, skydiving over the desert, white water rafting in South America, a member of a climbing expedition on Mt. Everest (from the Chinese side), summiting Kilimanjaro or high wall mountain rappelling in the Bavarian Alps, Irion is continuously searching for the next adrenaline-pumping adventure. His biggest thrill is writing novels that take his readers on journeys full of murder, mystery and heart-racing suspense.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Irion Books
In 2007, Irion founded Irion Books LLC and began writing and publishing books.

Famous Autographs
Irion also owned and operated Famous Autographs, since the early 1980's, a collector’s website of celebrity signed pictures, rare and collectible autographs.  Irion was a member of the International Autograph Collectors Club and Dealer Alliance.

U.S. Park Investments
In 1983, Irion founded his own company U.S. Park Investments.  Today, Irion’s business is a leading owner/management company of numerous manufactured home and RV communities in the United States. 

 

For over 37 years Irion has specialized in the acquisition, sale, and marketing of manufactured home and RV communities.  Irion has represented buyers and sellers throughout the United States with a primary focus and specialization on manufactured home and recreational vehicle communities in all the major Arizona markets.  Irion has been involved in over 150 different manufactured home or RV community transactions.

Irion has been a Licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker Since 1979.

Marcus & Millichap Investment Real Estate Brokers
In 1979 Irion opened an office for the commercial real estate firm Marcus & Millichap in Phoenix, Arizona.  During the first two years Irion was recognized among the top ten commercial brokers nationally.

JNJ McNeil Laboratories
In 1975 Irion joined JNJ McNeil Laboratories where he was honored as Rookie of the Region in pharmaceutical sales in his first year on the job. After several promotions including a year selling medical equipment and artificial kidneys, Irion decided to change fields and move back to Arizona to begin his career in commercial real estate sales.

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EDUCATION

1973

University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts Biology

Bachelor of Arts Economics

Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society

1975

Thunderbird/American Graduate School of International Management

Masters of International Marketing

Arizona State University Thunderbird School of Business

Masters of Business Administration (Marketing & Finance)

 

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IN THE NEWS

My submission for Letter to the Editor was chosen by Editorials Editor, Phil Boas,

and printed on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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