Fred Pritchard began his career at COMMON in 1995 and serves as the organization’s IT Manager. He manages all of COMMON’s IT functions, such as operations, networking and programming. Fred also manages event IT, including equipment logistics, network configuration, systems management and lab setup. His first IT job was an AS/400 (B60) operator starting in 1989 at World Book Financial Services. After a short period, Fred moved into a programmer/analyst role, eventually becoming the Programming Manager for the organization’s outsourced programming consulting practice. This consulting practice served numerous clients by developing, upgrading, customizing and integrating systems. Fred’s background includes a Business Programming degree from Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio.