Rotary and International Peace Day
Sep 21, 2020 6:00 PM
Chic Dambach
Rotary and International Peace Day

Chic Dambach’s wide-ranging career includes President of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, President of the National Peace Corps Association, and Chief of Staff for Congressman John Garamendi. Together with the activist icon Peter Yarrow, he led the Operation Respect program to transform schools, camps, and other youth organizations into safer, more respectful, and bully-free environments. He has also been an “expert” adviser to the Director of the Peace Corps. Although he is retired, he is an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University and American University, and he is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.

His career began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia, and his memoir, Exhaust the Limits, the Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder, features a lifetime of service and successful initiatives for peace His story has been featured in the National Peace Corps Association’s magazine WorldView as well as the alumni magazines of Oklahoma State and Wake Forest Universities.

He has a BA degree from Oklahoma State University (which he attended on an athletic scholarship), as well as an MBA degree from Wake Forest University. Oklahoma State recognized him in its Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, and he is in the Hall of Fame in his home town of Worthington, Ohio.