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Executive Directors

Fred Krug

Executive Director at Year Up Puget Sound

As Year Up Puget Sound’s Executive Director, Fred brings more than 20 years of experience serving young adults who find themselves on the wrong side of the Opportunity Divide. From Casey Family Programs to Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Fred has built programs and partnerships that improve the lives of homeless and former foster youth. In 2012, Fred joined Year Up Puget Sound as Senior Director of Corporate Engagement, developing strong partnerships with Microsoft, Expedia, T-Mobile, and Amazon, among many others, and helping build Year Up’s co-location model with Bellevue College.

Since moving into his role as Executive Director in 2017, Fred has worked to build Year Up Puget Sound’s vision for scaling impact and building Year Up’s presence in our community and within our corporate partners. Fred holds an MSW from Portland State University and a BA in Psychology from Linfield College. When he is not busy serving our young adults, he enjoys time with his two daughters.

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