Fred Kuntz

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"As CIGI's vice president of public affairs since 2011, Fred Kuntz is responsible for the organization's publications, communications, digital media and public events.

"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, publisher of Grand River Valley Newspapers (including the Waterloo Region Record and Guelph Mercury) and associate editor of The Globe and Mail. He was co-chair of the International Press Freedom Awards in 2007 and 2008.

"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 Trillium Health Centre, 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." [1]

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  1. Fred Kuntz, Centre for International Governance Innovation, accessed December 3, 2011.