Alvenia ScarboroughSenior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Chief Brand Officer
Alvenia leads the company's communications strategy, with a focus on advancing the company's corporate narrative, advancing growth priorities, and elevating the company's Sustainability Program. She also leads Chemours' philanthropy and community relations work as the company lives its commitment to the communities where we operate.
Q: You grew up around manufacturing. How does that influence your work at Chemours?
My dad worked in a manufacturing plant for the tobacco industry for over 30 years. We only had one car, and for us to get to school in the morning, my mom had to drive my dad to work every night for his 11pm-7am shift. I loved seeing my dad put on his uniform and the sound of the plant site as we pulled up to drop him off. Manufacturing is a foundational part of who I am and my upbringing. And when I’m on one of our Chemours plant sites I feel comfortable and connected to the people who remind me of my dad and so many of my friends’ dads who came to work at the sites every night, ran the machines safely, and were good people, working hard to support their families and communities.
Q: How can strong brand recognition and reputation help drive Chemours’ business performance?
Our reputation is the foundation for our continued success because it is inextricably linked to our ability to operate in local communities and to ensure our customers want to do business with us versus competitors. Communications is a critical part of building reputation because it introduces Chemours, our people and values through our actions.
Q: You’ve worked in roles at some very recognizable and prominent B2C companies. What drew you to the chemical industry and to Chemours?
I came to Chemours to help tell the incredible story of Chemours chemistry. When I learned that products are a critical part of people’s everyday lives and essential for enabling sustainable technologies that will change the world, I jumped at the opportunity. When you think about the fact that semiconductor chips, green hydrogen, electric vehicles, and waterless data centers all rely on Chemours chemistry, it’s exciting to be a part of something so much bigger.
Q: You’re very passionate about giving back to the community and have been a champion for investing in STEM education for the next generation. Why is that so important to you and Chemours?
For me, it’s a chance to create more opportunities for more talented students to get to know our industry and launch their careers.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy riding my Peloton bike, watching college volleyball, and traveling to warm places.
Alvenia Scarborough leads corporate and marketing communications for the Chemours Company. She joined the company in 2014 as Director of Brand Management where she was tapped to lead the creation of all aspects of the Chemours brand including the company name, logo, architecture, and language as it transitioned to a stand-alone, publicly traded company. In 2018, Alvenia was appointed Senior Director of Corporate Communications before becoming the SVP of Communications and Chief Brand Officer (CBO) in 2020.
As CBO, Alvenia is building Chemours’ reputation by sharing the company’s vision of using chemistry to create a better world and driving sustainable innovation to achieve business performance and growth. She has developed an innovative “inclusive communications” framework anchored by a bold brand platform—Courageous Chemistry™— to express the company’s focus on sustainable solutions, responsible manufacturing and environmental leadership, community impact, and making Chemours the greatest place to work.
Alvenia also leads Corporate Philanthropy and has architected several industry-leading programs including the Future of Chemistry Scholarship and the Chemours Future of Engineering Science Trade and Technology (ChemFEST) school adoption initiative. She is the executive sponsor of the Chemours Black Employee Network and serves as the executive co-lead of the Chemours Diversity and Inclusion Council. In 2022, Savoy Magazine named Alvenia to its list of the “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.”
Before joining Chemours, Alvenia held several senior communications leadership roles with DuPont, Newell Rubbermaid, and Kodak.
Alvenia grew up the youngest of three in Richmond, VA where she learned about plant sites and manufacturing from her father, a 30+ year machine operator in the tobacco industry. Alvenia would go on to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Virginia and earn her Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Alvenia serves on the board of directors for the United Way, the Advisory Board for the Ron Brown Scholar Program, and is a member of the Fuqua Alumni Advisory Board.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Chief Brand Officer
I am honored to elevate Chemours, our industry-leading products and the sustainable value we are delivering to our customers, our investors, and society.