Through a varied career, Fred has worn many hats – from an ESL instructor in China to a university instructor in professional writing, from a freelance consultant (aka writer for hire) to a strategic communications specialist for a Canadian icon (Rick Hansen, the Man In Motion).
Right now, he works at Western University as a fundraising and communications officer with Alumni Relations & Development. In this role, Fred develops and delivers strategic communications that encourage stakeholders to donate to the university.
Fred has been an IABC member since 2002, and has been honoured with a pair of Virtuoso Awards and Silver Leaf Awards in 2014, as well as a Gold Quill Award in 2015 for his work in fundraising communications at Western. After spending many years in Vancouver, he moved to London, Ont., in 2012. (And yes, people ask him all the time, “Why did you leave Vancouver?”)
- Develops annual operating budget for the chapter
- Ensures the chapter operates in a fiscally responsible manner
- Assists board members with finance decision-making