Fred Pezeshkan is a 30-year veteran of the real estate development and construction industry in Florida, and is Chairman of Manhattan Construction Florida, formerly Kraft Construction Company, Inc.
In addition to his business career, he has a long career of community service and has helped to raise millions of dollars for non-profit organizations. He was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his support of education in Florida, the “Leadership in Fostering Education” award from Edison College, and is a member of the Junior Achievement Business Leadership Hall of Fame.
He currently serves on the boards of Hope Hospice, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Harry Chapin Food Bank and Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. In addition, he has co-chaired the American Heart Association Southwest Florida Heart Ball and the Community School of Naples Angel Ball. He is chairman emeritus of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Foundation Board, has co-chaired the Governor’s Family Literacy Celebration of Reading in Southwest Florida for 13 years, and previously served on boards of directors for Village Banc, Northern Trust Southeast Region Advisory Board, NCH Healthcare Foundation, and Ave Maria University Board of Regents. He has served as chairman of the Economic Development Council of Collier County and is a member of The Florida Council of 100.
Fred graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in civil engineering. Fred is married to Stephanie and has two sons, Kourosh and Alexander; and two daughters, Karina and Sophia.