Executive Director Chuck Gaines

Chuck Gaines

Executive Director
Management Services

Chuck Gaines is the Executive Director of the San Diego County Sheriff's Management Services Bureau.  He oversees the department’s financial and administrative functions, vehicle fleet operations, procurement and contracting activities and facilities planning, construction and maintenance. Additionally, Mr. Gaines is responsible for the department’s information technology and records/identification programs. He also has administrative oversight responsibility for the San Diego-Imperial County Regional Communications System which provides radio communications support to nearly all public service and public safety agencies in the region.

Gaines has over 20 years of managerial experience with both the County of San Diego and City of San Diego. 

For the County of San Diego, he was Director of Purchasing and Contracting/Fleet Management.  He managed the acquisition, maintenance and repair of a 3,700-unit vehicle fleet.  He oversaw the San Diego County Office of Purchasing and Contracting, which acquired goods and services at an annual value of nearly $200 million. 

Prior to his position as Director of Purchasing and Contracting/Fleet Management, Gaines was Chief of Real Estate Operations for the County of San Diego.  Some of his notable leadership successes include the design/build acquisition of the County of San Diego's Hall of Justice and the acquisition of the John F. Duffy Administrative Services Center.  He led negotiations for the 1,200-bed private jail lease for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department which provides $2.5 million in annual revenues and includes a reversionary right for the Sheriff to obtain a modern, well-maintained detention facility at no cost to the County of San Diego.

For the City of San Diego, Gaines was Deputy Director for the Real Estate Assets Department.  He directed the property management function including management of properties and revenue leases at Mission Bay, the San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park, Montgomery Field Airport, and Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Gaines is a member of the Executive Management Team and Sheriff's Leadership Council.  He successfully graduated from the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University in 2002.

Mr. Gaines holds California Real Estate Brokers License and a Senior Right-of-Way (SR/WA) designation from the International Right-of-Way Association. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from California State University, Chico, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with emphasis in Finance from San Diego State University.