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Fred Schecker

Fred Schecker joined the Association of American Universities (AAU) in 2015 as the Director of Communications and Digital Media. As a member of the Public Affairs staff, he is primarily responsible for the organization's digital strategy, which includes the website, social media channels and email communications.

Before joining AAU, Fred was a digital manager at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where he was responsible for the preparation and presentation of content on He has also worked as a print and digital journalist for The Kansas City Star, The Chicago Tribune and the Virginian-Pilot.

Fred received a B.S. degree in journalism from Boston University; an Ed.M from Harvard University Graduate School of Education; and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.