Fred Kuntz, Background
As CIGI's vice president of public affairs since 2011, Fred Kuntz is responsible for the organization's publications, communications, digital media, public events, information technology and the CIGI Campus Library. He is also editor-in-chief of the CIGI Worldwide quarterly publication to global subscribers.
Fred joined CIGI in 2010 as senior director of communications and public affairs, following a 30-year career in major Canadian media. Previous positions include editor-in-chief of the Toronto Star, Canada’s most-read daily newspaper; publisher of Grand River Valley Newspapers (including the Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury); and associate editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper.
Fred has a B.A. in journalism from Ryerson University and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Wilfrid Laurier University. He also completed the Directors Education Program of the Rotman School of Management and Institute of Corporate Directors, and the Canadian Securities Course with honours. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Trillium Health Partners hospital in Mississauga and Toronto, where he also sits on the board’s Governance Committee and is vice-chair of the Quality and Performance Monitoring Committee. He has served on boards of other not-for-profits, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and the Rotary Club of Kitchener, and is a past recipient of the Michael R. Follett Community Leader award in Kitchener-Waterloo.
In the News
- In one Somalia town, Hope springs eternal, Sneh Duggal, Embassy Magazine (Chatter House), February 6, 2013
- Local universities free from censure, Lindsay Purchase, The Cord, November 28, 2012
- Professors’ association drops challenge to Balsillie school, Greg Mercer, The Waterloo Region Record, November 27, 2012