SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--William R. Fenick, the former Director, Public Affairs and Corporate Communication for the Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, Calif., has been named Executive Director of the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation. The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for special programs in direct support of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) families on a local, national and global scale.
In his role as executive director, Fenick will be responsible for the execution of the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation's fundraising, fiscal management and program execution; all designed to enhance the Naval Special Operators' ability to train, deploy and balance their unique family needs.
"Bill brings the right level of energy, intellect and passion to our Family Foundation team. His years of active duty service in combination with his working knowledge of the Naval Special Warfare command add great value and will assist us in moving our Family Foundation forward,” said John Moninger, chairman of the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation. “The Naval Special Warfare community will be better for his efforts and energy, and I'm honored and pleased he joined our great team."
Fenick has more than 25 years’ experience advising U.S. Navy leadership and military staffs with a strong focus on strategic communication, messaging, issues management and teamwork. He has served as Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Communication for the Naval Special Warfare Command since 2010, where he created and led a corporate communication and engagement strategy to manage the increased public, legislative, media and stakeholder interests related to all aspects of Naval Special Warfare.
Fenick's career has included multiple operational and oversees tours of duty and extensive time in Washington DC, with an emphasis on financial management and public communication. He received Master’s degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, and Public Communication from American University, Washington, DC. Fenick graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, Allentown, PA.
About SEAL – Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation
The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation supports individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and healthy force in this era of persistent conflict and frequent deployments. With SEALs, their ability to stay fit and focused determines the success of every mission. Part of our job is to facilitate that focus by ensuring every SEAL knows his family is, and will be taken care of. Our motto is “Taking care of THEIR family while they protect OURS.” SEAL-NSWFF programs include Family Resiliency and Services, NSW Kids, Bereavement Support, Transition Assistance, Counter Deployment, Global Outreach, Emergency Assistance and Wounded Warriors. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.sealnswff.org.