Frederick W. Hoffman, a former Chrysler executive and state official, currently serves as director of the University of Michigan Dearborn strategic university relations, member of the business development board for R.L. Polk & Co. and as "Of Counsel" to the law firm of Clark Hill PLC. He had served as Chrysler's director of State Relations, responsible for legislation, regulations and economic development throughout the U.S.
Fred is an experienced attorney, having held various Michigan public positions, including former Governor Jennifer Granholm's adviser on auto restructuring and economic development, director of the Auto & Steel Division of the state's Commerce Department under former Governor James Blanchard, and a deputy mayor for Dearborn under former Mayor John O'Relly, father of current mayor. From 1967-77, he worked as a columnist and editor for the Dearborn Guide Newspapers and the Times Herald Publication.
In the community, Fred is a member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, the Rainbow Connection, the Welcoming Michigan Advisory Board, and the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, among others.