Fred Kleisner, a four decade plus Hotelier/Corporate CEO/COO, has lead successful management teams throughout the world in every aspect and sector of hospitality. His experience is unparalleled, ranging from one of the original Holiday Inns to individual world class hotels and resorts, to worldwide Branded hospitality Companies. He is currently focussed on his responsibilities as an Independent Director of publicly held companies. These currently include Kindred Healthcare, (NYSE: KND) and Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc (NYSE: AMTG). As a financial expert, he is a member of each company's Audit Committee; is a member of compensation committees and quality and compliance committees of these Boards. He is Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee for Kindred Healthcare's Board. SInce July, 2013, Kleisner serves as an Independent Director of Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR), and serves on CZR's Audit Committee. He has been involved in the gaming sector of hospitality since 1999, and is licensed as an Independent Director, Officer and Key Executive by the Nevada, & NJ Gaming Control Boards, as well as Puerto Rico, and other gaming destinations. He also acts as an expert witness in all aspects of hospitality worldwide: Hotels, Resorts, Casinos, Clubs, Restaurants, Franchising and Management Contracts, Interval Ownership,Real Estate Development/acquisition and Divestiture, FInancial Management and Capital Markets. He graduated with a BA from Michigan State University's School of Hospitality Business, and was named as MSU's Industry Leader of the Year in 2004. His currently a director, executive committee member and Treasurer of the Board at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. He is a past Chair of the Boards of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Lander WY, and Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY. He resides on Bainbridge Island, WA with his wife of 48 Years, Johnna McDonald Kleisner. They have four children and 7 grandchildren. Specialties: Board Member/Independent Director: Public Companies; Financial Expert: Member, Audit Committee of Public Company Boards; Audit Committee Chairman, Public Company Boards, Expert Witness in all aspects of Hotel, resort, gaming and asset management. business Manager, developer and operator.