Fred Chicos

Founder and CEO

Fred Chicos is the Founder and CEO of Christie Campus Health and of Christie & Associates, a consulting company that develops innovative solutions for higher education regarding student health and wellness. He is founder of the Mary Christie Foundation and Christie Campus Health. Chicos is the former Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Chickering Group, the nation’s leading provider of student health insurance, which was acquired by Aetna Life Insurance Company in 2003. He holds a BS from Harvard University. Mr. Chicos’ deep history in higher education and health care includes long-standing relationships, philanthropic endeavors and distinguished positions at numerous institutions. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Boston University; a member of the External Executive Board of the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University, Trustee Emeritus of Mount Auburn Hospital; a member of The Kraft Center Board of Directors; a Trustee at the Belmont Hill School; and the Founding Director of Gorbachev Foundation, a Northeastern University affiliate. He has also served on the Advisory Boards for Boston University Medical School and NYU School of Nursing. Mr. Chicos’ philanthropic work includes: the Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts University where he is the benefactor of the Admiral James and Laura Stavridis Endowed Scholarship Fund; NYU’s Wagner School where he is benefactor to the Lisa Goldberg Fellowship; Camp Harbor View; the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Institute for Recovery Advocacy; and international student journalism projects at Tufts University.