Fred is currently Senior Advisor, CEO (retired) to Morgans Hotel Group in New York City (NASDAQ: MHGC). He was President and CEO from September, 2007 until April, 2011 and had served on their Board since their IPO in February of 2006. Fred was elected to the Board of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAC: CZR) as an independent director in 2013, and serves on the audit committee of the Board. He is a current Member, Board of Managers, for Aimbridge Hospitality in Plano, Texas, the 2nd largest hotel and resort management company in the country. Prior to this he was chief executive officer of Wyndham International, Inc. and in August, 2005 led Wyndham to a successful transaction with The Blackstone Group of New York City. Fred joined Wyndham in 1999 as president and chief operating officer. He was named CEO in April 2000 and chairman of the board of directors in October of that year. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of The Americas for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Hotel Group. His more than 40 years of experience in the industry also includes senior positions with Westin Hotels and Resorts, where he was president and chief operating officer; Interstate Hotels, where he was executive vice president and group president of operations; The Sheraton Corporation, where he was senior vice president, director of operations, North America Division-East; and Hilton Hotels, where for 16 years he served as general manager of several landmark hotels, including The Waldorf Astoria and The Waldorf Towers in New York, The Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., and The Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu. Fred, who holds a B.A. in hotel management from Michigan State University, completed advanced studies at the University of Virginia and Catholic University of America. Fred resides on Bainbridge Island, WA with his wife, Johnna. They have four children and seven grandchildren.