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Frederick A. Hessler


Retired Managing Director, Health Care Group, Citigroup, New York, NY

Fred Hessler is a retired Managing Director of Citigroup where he headed the Health Care Group for the Not-for-Profit sector from 1990 through 2013. He joined the Group in 1985.  He was a senior banker and advisor to many of the most prestigious and highly rated multi-dimensional organizations in the country including health providers, insurers and managed care companies.  Mr. Hessler oversaw the strategic advisory, mergers & acquisitions, and banking services to non-profit health systems, free-standing hospitals, managed care plans and related ancillary companies. He was one of the co-founders of the nationally recognized AHA/HFMA/Citigroup Healthcare Investor Conference.

Fred is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committees of Surgical Care Affiliates (SCAI), MedAssets (MDAS) and LHP Hospital Group.  He Chairs the Audit Committees of SCAI and LHP. Fred is also a Senior Advisor to TT Capital Partners & Triple Tree.  

Fred currently Chairs the Board of Directors of the Public Health Institute and is also a Board Member of The Center for Health Design and the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.  He currently serves on the American Hospital Association Operations Committee and Chairs its Investment Committee. He is member of the Healthcare Executives Study Society and is Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Health Research and Education Trust and the Health Insights Foundation.  Mr. Hessler was a member of The Center for Healthcare Governance’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Trustee Core Competencies. 

Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Hessler was a Partner and Regional Director of Healthcare at Ernst & Young, where he was responsible for conducting and overseeing audits, feasibility studies, corporate reorganization and strategic planning studies for healthcare clients. He is a non-practicing certified public accountant. Fred is a graduate of Wayne State University where he received a BS majoring in accounting.