Dr. Tray Dunaway, President

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Meet Tray

Tray Dunaway is a retired board-certified general surgeon and a professional speaker, the first surgeon ever to be awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation by the National Speakers Association. His downtown residence is the oldest home in Camden, (c. 1780’s), and was first owned by Col. John Chesnut when he hosted President George Washington’s reception in Camden in 1791 on Washington’s tour of Southern States. Dunaway was a board member of the Historic Camden Foundation for over 10 years and served as its Board Chair for 7 years. During his tenure as board chairman, he lead the initiative to restore an abandoned 18th C. building which was interpreted as McCaa’s Tavern on the downtown campus of Historic Camden. He initiated, with the financial support of the City of Camden, a strategic development plan for Historic Camden, secured the acquisition of the 476 acre 1780 Revolutionary War Battlefield for Historic Camden. As a volunteer he served as the founding Natural Resources Director of the Camden Battlefield and Longleaf Pine Preserve where he created the Battlefield Preserve as a self-sustaining entity. He performs an interpretation of an 18th C. physician, an interpreter of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, and is a Sergeant and trainer for the Revolutionary War Field Days Cannon Crew as well as a Camden Battlefield certified tour guide.