Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer Faye Dunaway and Director of Communications Scott Czechlewski have been named co-directors of the Leadership Wilmington program. Dunaway and Czechlewski have each had significant involvement in the program over the past decade, and will also maintain their roles as COO and communications director, respectively.
A 17-year veteran of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Dunaway has served in her current role as Chief Operating Officer since 2006. She taught mathematics and science at Spaulding Monroe Middle School in Bladen County for seven years. Before teaching, she issued driver’s licenses for the State of North Carolina. Dunaway is a graduate of the MSA program of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Cameron School of Business.
Before joining the Chamber as communications director in 2003, Czechlewski was a public information specialist with the City of Wilmington, where he helped organize the Citizen’s Academy program. Czechlewski has also held positions as a book editor at Longstreet Press in Atlanta, a book-jacket copywriter at Pocket Books in Manhattan, a freelance writer, and as managing editor of a nationally distributed lifestyle magazine. Czechlewski is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism, and is a former chairman of the Wilmington Sister City Commission.
Leadership Wilmington is a program of the Wilmington Chamber Foundation. The objective of Leadership Wilmington is to educate, challenge and motivate leaders and future leaders to utilize their leadership skills to work for the betterment of our community. The ten-month program consists of eight all-day sessions, an orientation social, a two-day retreat to begin the program, the Work On Wilmington community service event that regularly attracts more than 1,500 volunteers, and a graduation ceremony.