Fred Maahs joined Comcast in December of 2007 and is the Senior Director, Community Investment, Comcast Corporation, and Vice President, Comcast Foundation. He is responsible for the strategic leadership of Comcast’s national community partnerships with organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, City Year, Easter Seals, LIFT, The Arc, numerous relationships with Native American organizations, and a variety of diverse partnerships at the corporate and regional level.
In addition, he serves on Comcast’s Joint Diversity Council and is an Executive Champion of Abilities Network – one of Comcast’s Employee Resource Groups. Early in his career at Comcast, in addition to national community partnerships, Fred was also responsible for the company’s national signature community investment programs – Comcast Cares Day, the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, and the annual United Way campaign.
Fred is the national Board Chair for American Association of People with Disabilities, Director on the International Easter Seals Board of Directors, serves on the Board Development Committee for The Arc of the United States, serves on United Way Worldwide’s Global Corporate Leadership Advisory Council, and was chosen to lead the Corporate Sponsor Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He serves on the US Business Leadership Network’s (USBLN®) Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee and its Honorary Advisory Board for the America’s Disability Rights Museum on Wheels.
He also serves as one of the founding members of the National Advisory Council for the Arts for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is a member of United Way of Southern New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia’s Employee Campaign Cabinet and served as the Co-Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council. In addition, he served as a WICT mentor and is a proud Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Beyond School Walls program in Philadelphia. He has been involved in many community-based volunteer efforts for Easter Seals, served as Vice Chairperson for the Mayor of Wilmington’s Access Wilmington Committee, and served on the Winterthur Museum and Gardens Access Advisory Board.
Fred has served on three panels at the White House regarding issues that impact the lives of people with disabilities. Fred was chosen to speak on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2013, representing the nation’s disability population, during the “Let Freedom Ring” Celebration commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Fred has shared his personal and professional journey with thousands of people across the country at events that include the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C., the Annual National Convention for The Arc, the Digital Arts Festival for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and in numerous publications.
Fred has received numerous marketing and communications awards throughout the Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey area. He was chosen by the Governor of Delaware as Employee of the Year in 2002 and was the first recipient of the John Jefferson Memorial Award in 2002.
He received his B.S. in Business Management from West Chester University, an A.S. in Business from Widener University, is certified in Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership from the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, and resides in Wilmington, Delaware.