Andrew Freeman
af&co, California

Named one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Andrew brings experience, passion and creativity to every endeavor.

Andrew grew up in New Jersey (exit 153A) performing in every community theater musical he could. After graduating in marketing, Andrew worked the ranks of legendary New York venues including: The Russian Tea Room, Windows on the World and the Rainbow Room.

Andrew left New York to join Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants where he was V.P. of PR & Strategic Partnerships, launching over 40 hotels and restaurants plus the global brand. Andrew helped spearhead the LGBT travel program, becoming the first hospitality company to receive a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index continuing to do so every year since.

In 2005 Andrew launched af&co., a consulting firm in San Francisco with clients across the country; developing concepts for 120+ hotels and restaurants, providing ongoing marketing & PR for 200+ others, and creating unique culinary events of up to 10,000 people.

Andrew sits on the boards of CUESA, Dress for Success SF and The Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation.

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