Chic Dambach, Adjunct Faculty

Chic Dambach is currently a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. A former chief of staff for a prominent Member of Congress, he has held several CEO positions at national nonprofits, including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the National Peace Corps Association, Operation Respect, Museum Trustee Association, and the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies. Early in his career, he was the executive director of a community action agency and later led two different local arts councils. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia from 1967 through 1969. As a consultant, he has advised the executive staffs and governing boards of prominent national and local nonprofits and published books on the subject of effective governance. His international contributions, in addition to his Peace Corps service, include peace mediation initiatives in Eritrea, Ethiopia and the Congo, and service on the boards of global organizations, including the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (publishers of the Global Peace Index). He’s a national kayak champion and former official at the Olympic Games. His memoir, Exhaust the Limits: the Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder, has been widely praised. He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University.

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