American politician Charles Duane Baker Jr. was born on November 13, 1956.

Charlie was a businessman serving as the 72nd governor of Massachusetts since 2015.

Baker was a cabinet official under two governors of Massachusetts.

Bakers also served ten years as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Charlie Baker, governor of Massachusetts, will succeed Mark Emmert as head of the NCAA.

Baker will replace Mark Emmert, NCAA announced Thursday.

The nation's largest college sports governing body that will house nearly 500,000 athletes from more than 1,100 school.

Baker, a Republican, has been governor of Massachusetts since 2015.

Baker had announced a year earlier that he would not seek re-election.

He has never worked in college sports.