Co-Managing Partner, Fisher Brothers, CEO, Fisher House Foundation

Kenneth Fisher is a business leader and philanthropist with a passion for serving those who have served our country. As co-managing partner of Fisher Brothers, he heads the third-generation leadership team of one of the country’s most successful family-owned real estate development and management companies, with a portfolio of more than 9 million square feet of commercial, residential and retail space in New York and Washington, D.C. and a market valuation of more than $8.5 billion. Fisher’s portfolio includes 299 Park Avenue, 1345 Avenue of the Americas, Park Avenue Plaza and 605 Third Avenue. Under his direction, the company is implementing far-reaching modernizations.

Fisher has been appointed to the Real Estate Board of New York’s Board of Governors Executive Committee, the Jackie Robinson Foundation. He has served on the board of directors of two publicly traded companies, the Realogy Corporation, the Real Estate Investment Trust, the Strategic Hotels & Resorts and the Washington, D.C.-based Real Estate Round Table. He is an executive committee member of the City Investment Fund, a $770 million initiative established in 1996 to stimulate communities throughout New York City’s five boroughs through real estate investment. Fisher received the Real Estate Board of New York’s Harry B. Helmsley Distinguished New Yorker Award. In addition, he has received a series of distinctions, inductions and high civilian honors in the U.S.

Fisher is a tireless advocate for those who have made tremendous sacrifices to our country and is honored to serve as the chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. In this role, he carries on the legacy of his Great Uncle, Zachary Fisher, and oversees a network of 77 Fisher Houses throughout the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. Fisher Houses are a home away from home for the families of service members and veterans who are being treated for an illness or injury far from home. Over the years, the Foundation has provided more than 8 million nights of lodging for military families and on any given night, more than 1,000 families are sleeping at a Fisher House.

The Fisher and the Fisher Family are also involved with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the Intrepid Relief Fund, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research. Fisher currently serves as co-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum and also served as the chairman of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. Working alongside Prince Harry, he led the efforts to bring the games to the U.S., leveraging the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick service members.

In 2007, Fisher was appointed by the Bush Administration to the President’s Commission on Care of America’s Returning Wounded Warriors and has served on several policy boards in support of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and former U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Fisher is a member of the Board of Directors for the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Board of Directors of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS).

Fisher attended Ithaca College and received an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science from the university in May 2016.