President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard L. Friedman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carpenter & Company. Mr. Friedman began developing hotels and mixed-use projects in the early 1970s. As President of Carpenter, he developed the Liberty Hotel in Boston, the St. Regis San Francisco, Charles Square and the 293-guestroom Charles Hotel, the Brookline Marriott Courtyard, and Hyatt hotels in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Princeton, New Jersey.
Mr. Friedman has also developed numerous other projects, including office buildings and shopping centers. Mr. Friedman was the founder of the Interagency Security Task Force for Washington, which works with the U.S. Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and others to improve security in Washington while preserving democratic and urban values.
Mr. Friedman is the former Chairman of the National Capital Planning Commission, the Federal government’s urban planning agency in charge of all master planning, monuments, and parklands in the Metro D.C. area. President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Friedman to the President’s Export Council, where he serves as Co-chairperson on the manufacturing, Services and Agriculture Sub-committee. Mr. Friedman serves on numerous boards of directors including the NYSE-listed Gatehouse Media, and the Steppingstone Foundation, which assists low income students in reaching higher education goals, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Mr. Friedman received a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College in 1963.