Aimbridge Appoints Fred Kleisner to Board of Directors

AimbridgeDALLAS, Texas—Aimbridge Hospitality has appointed Fred Kleisner to its board of directors as an independent director.

Kleisner brings more than 40 years of experience in the hotel industry. He has successfully led management teams internationally in every sector and aspect of hospitality. Kleisner currently serves as independent director of many publicly held companies, including Kindred Healthcare, Caesars Entertainment, and Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc. He previously held the CEO and COO positions at various hospitality companies, including Morgans Hotel Group, Wyndham International LLC, Hard Rock Holdings LLC, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

“I am delighted to join the Aimbridge Hospitality Board of Directors,” Kleisner said. “With Aimbridge’s extensive portfolio and well-respected reputation, it is truly an honor to be part of this dynamic and balanced team.”

Dave Johnson, CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, is honored to have Kleisner on board and looks forward to growth development due to Kleisner’s industry knowledge.


“Fred Kleisner’s expertise and extensive background in the hospitality industry will prove invaluable to our board of directors and we are confident that his vast knowledge will allow us to further our success in hotel management,” Johnson said.

Current Aimbridge Hospitality board members are: Dave Johnson, CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, Les Bentley, chairman of Aimbridge Hospitality, Yoo Jin Kim, partner at Lee Equity Partners, Ben Hochberg, partner at Lee Equity Partners, Michael Bridge, vice president at Lee Equity Partners and Tom Lee, president at Lee Equity Partners.

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