The Indianapolis Aero Club, throughout its long history, attracts top talent, and that’s one reason Fred Fritz agreed to join the Board of Directors. Indeed, the Board wistfully ponders the same question the old admiral asks in the closing scene of The Bridges at Toko-Ri, “where do we get such men?”
Fred’s 1981 graduation from DePauw University became the first chapter in his autobiography of success after success. He went on to become President and CEO of Growers Automobile Insurance Association and Indiana Aviation Executive Director. Concurrently, Fred earned his MBA from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.
Fred Fritz is a man of action, everywhere, all the time. He is a past aircrew member (Certified First Responder) with the Indiana Air Search and Rescue, as well as their Search and Rescue training coordinator. That work dovetailed into Fred’s duties as Education Officer of the Commemorative Air Force, and he served with distinction and creativity on the Wings Over Indiana Planning Committee.
While engaged in his active business career, Fred also found time to serve on the DePauw Greek Community Board, President of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Regional Council, and he is a member of the John Moseley Leadership School Faculty. He’s also a former broadcaster with Radio Station WIFE—AM in Indianapolis, and Fred is a student pilot flying a Cessna Skyhawk.
If past is prologue, Fred Fritz taking a seat on the Indianapolis Aero Club Board of Directors means he’ll be shaking things up and doing very little sitting.