Chic Dambach
Keynote Speaker


International Platform Associations's
Top Rated Speaker!

Renaissance Man of Remarkable Achievement

 Dynamic National Leader


His story is inspiring.
His message is compelling.

Chic Dambach delivers a custom made keynote address filled with inspiration and rock-solid information.

He builds on values gained as a Peace Corps Volunteer, lessons learned as a champion athlete, and opportunities discovered through national leadership and international peace-making.

He speaks with authority on leadership, quality, commitment, and service. He will bring a special message with purpose and value to your event.

What Others Say:

"I want to thank ... Chic  Dambach for his tireless efforts to build this organization into the powerful force it has become."
Bill Clinton, President

"You have worked wonders."
Sargent Shriver, First Director
Peace Corps

"Your presentation was awesome."
 Elaine Chao, Former President,
United Way of America

"You were at the top of our audience poll...You are an inspiration!"
 Lu vie Owens, President
International Platform Association

"The strong attendance, the engaging program-- especially the high profile attention from the White House and the news media -- are all testimony to the dynamic leadership you've brought."
Mal Warwick, Chairman
Mal Warwick & Associates, Inc.

"I have rarely found an  individual that combined so many of the best traits of leadership."

Harry Blaney, President,
Coalition for American Leadership Abroad

“Chic is well respected not only by the athletes in the sport of canoe and kayak, but by the Olympic family in general."
Jerry Lace, Former Executive Director,
U. S. Cycling Federation.

Chic Dambach • A Lifetime of Achievements

Career Highlights

Operation Respect
President and CEO

National Peace Corps Association
President and CEO

National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies
Founding Executive Director

Leadership and Service

Coalition for American Leadership Abroad
Chairman of the Board

International Development Conference
Vice President

Board of Overseers

National Peace Garden

Peace Corps Volunteer

Olympic Sports

Olympic Games
Official: Seoul, Barcelona and Atlanta

U. S. Olympic Canoe and Kayak Team
Board Chairman and CEO
National Gold Medal Competitor

Pan American Canoe Racing Council

Speaker and Writer

  Chic is a frequent convention and campus speaker, including US State Department sponsored “National Town Meetings” as well as the International Platform Association, International Development Conference, Society for International Development, Peace Corps, National Council of International Visitors, Congress of Student Government Associations, Close Up Foundation, etc.

 He has written 2 books on governance, and his essays, articles and letters have appeared in Time, The New York Times, Foreign Service Journal, Board Member, World View, Olympian and the U. S. Olympic Committee's commemorative book, Seoul Calgary 1988.

Special Achievements and Awards

Chic helped facilitate negotiations that ended the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and he is engaged in peace-making in the Congo. He was an official in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. He was a US Delegate to the 2000 World Food Summit in Rome. He received the Global Coalition Peace Award from the International Platform Association, and he is a “2004 Distinguished Alumni” at Oklahoma State University. He has been featured in the alumni magazines of both Oklahoma State and Wake Forest, as well as the Christian Science Monitor and the German magazine Focus.


He has an MBA degree from Wake Forest University, and a BA from Oklahoma State University.
He and his wife Kay live near Annapolis. Maryland with their two children, Grant and Kai. His older son Alex lives in Newark, NJ.


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