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finance company executive

Frederic Vincent Malek, American finance company executive. Named Business Statesman of Year Harvard Business School Club Washington, 2000, Citizen of Year Boy Scouts American National Capitol Council, 2000, American Friends of Czech Republic Civil Society Vision award, Woodrow Wilson award for corporation citizenship, 2004; named to Washington Business Hall of Fame, 2005; board trustees, Bush Library. Foundation.


Malek, Frederic Vincent was born on December 22, 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Fred W. and Martha (Smickilas) Malek.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1964. Doctor of Humanities (honorary), St. Leo College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1970.


Associate, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Los Angeles, 1964-1967; chairman of the executive committee, Triangle Corporation, Columbia, South Carolina., 1967-1969; deputy under secretary, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, 1969-1970; special assistant to, President United States, Washington, 1970-1973; deputy director, United States Office of Management and Budget, Washington, 1973-1975; with, Marriott Corporation, Washington, 1975-1988; senior vice president, Marriott Corporation, Washington, 1975-1977; executive vice president, Marriott Corporation, Washington, 1978-1988; president, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, 1981-1988; president, Northwest Airlines, Minneapolis, 1989-1990; vice chairman, Northwest Airlines, Minneapolis, 1990-1991; also board directors, Northwest Airlines, Minneapolis campaign manager, Bush-Quayle '92, 1991-1992; co-chairman, Central Bank Commercial Real Estate Group, 1989-1996; chairman, Lodging Opportunities Fund, since 1991; chairman, Thayer Capital Partners, since 1992; chairman, Thayer Hotel Investors, since 1994. Chairman 1996 Republican Presidential Trust, 1995-1996. Board directors Automated Data Processing Corporation, American Management Sys.

Inc., N.W. Airlines, Florida Power and Light Group Inc., Paine Webber Funds, Health Care and Retirement Manor Care/Manor Care Inc. Director with rank of ambassador, 1990 Economics Summit, since 1989. Adjunct Professor University of Southern California, 1986-1989.

Lecturer Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, 1976.


  • Avocations: biking, skiing. M C.


Member President's Commission on White House Fellows, 1971-1975, White House Domestic Council, 1974-1975, President's Commission on Personnel Interchange, 1974-1976. Deputy director committee for Re-election of President, 1972. President's Commission on Private Sector Initiatives, 1982-1985, director convention Bush for President, 1988.

Member National Council on Surface Transportation Research, 1993-1995. National advisory board National Center Economic Education of Children, 1980-1982. Member President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1986-1991.

Board visitors United States Military Academy, West Point. Co-chairman, McCain Campaign, 2008. Member American-Israel Friendship League (board trustees since 1991), Aspen Institute (board trustees since 1996), American Friends Czech Republic (chairman since 2007).


  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, hiking.


Married Marlene A. McArthur, August 5, 1961. Children: Fred W., Michelle A.

Fred W. Malek

Martha (Smickilas) Malek

Marlene A. McArthur

Michelle A. Malek

Fred W. Malek