As Senior Director of Communications, Freddie will be responsible for designing and implementing the district's enterprise-wide communications strategy. He will lead the Communications team, serve on the Superintendent’s Leadership Team, and will direct strategic and tactical message development and guide all communication efforts, including print and digital media, social media, and all forms of internal and external messaging.
Freddie brings nearly three decades of experience working in the top ranks of government institutions. Most recently, he served as Deputy Special Assistant for Public Affairs for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Freddie also served at the United States Department of Agriculture as Deputy Director for Legislative and Public Affairs for Rural Development.
This came after a distinguished 20-year career in the U.S. Army in a variety of command and staff positions, starting as a platoon leader and ending as a spokesman for the Army. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Military Operational Arts and Sciences from the Air University. He received his Executive Education from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Federal Executive Institute.
Freddie’s first day was February 15, and he is hard at work getting to know the district and rebuilding the Communications team. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to PPS, and we look forward to working with him. Please join me in welcoming him to Portland Public Schools.