Wilmington Renaissance Corporation announces departure of Managing Director Dr. Carrie Gray

June 4, 2018



June 4th, 2018



Martín Martínez

Public Relations Coordinator


(302) 425-5500, ext. 107



 The organization thanks her for 20 years of service to Wilmington; WRC will form a search committee to find successor.


WILMINGTON, DE – After a career spanning most of the organization’s existence, Wilmington Renaissance Corporation (WRC) announced today that long-time managing director, Dr. Carrie Gray, will be resigning from her position this month.


“WRC and Wilmington would not be what they are today without the leadership and incredible commitment of Carrie Gray,” said Glenn Moore, board chair of WRC. “She worked tirelessly to make Wilmington a better place and she led the efforts to strengthen and transform WRC into a high-performing organization. We will be forever indebted to her, we will miss her and we wish her only the best as she makes this career transition.”


Gray first joined WRC in 1998 as the communications manager. Over the next seven years, she was promoted within the organization to communications director, deputy managing director and was appointed managing director by the Board of Directors in 2005. In her 20-year tenure with the organization, 13 years as managing director, she has led and participated in projects that have helped transform Wilmington, including the redevelopment of LOMA and the establishment of Wilmington’s Creative District.


Gray is the longest serving employee and managing director in the 25-year history of WRC. She credits the success of the organization to two things: The commitment of the board member companies that privately-fund WRC’s work and an outstanding staff who over the years have worked tirelessly on any number of projects.


“I cannot say enough how much the last 20 years of service to WRC has meant to me both personally and professionally,” said Gray. “I know I am leaving WRC not only in a better position than when I stepped into the managing director’s role in 2005, but also in the hands of a dedicated staff and board who will take the organization to the next level.”


Gray has accepted the position of assistant professor and chair of the Doctor of Business Administration Program at Wilmington University. Her last day with WRC will be June 22.


WRC will be forming a search committee to name the next managing director. Former WRC board member and current employee, Tim McLaughlin, is stepping into the interim-managing director role.



Wilmington Renaissance Corporation is a privately-funded, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that strives to breathe life into downtown Wilmington. We stimulate the city’s economy, attract new residents and develop programs that enrich our city’s culture. We are true transformers—working with government, investors and local citizens to bring Big Ideas to Life.



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