Andy Stern is chairman and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Sunwest
Communications, Inc. From 1975 to 1977, he served as Staff Assistant to President
Gerald R. Ford at The White House and then served in senior corporate positions in Dallas
until founding Sunwest in 1982.
He is a board member of AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AHS), the nation’s largest
healthcare staffing company; Medical City Dallas Hospital, where he is a past chairman;
and, has served as chairman of the Texas Healthcare Trustees. He is currently serving as
a member of the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance.
Active in community affairs, he was the first public relations agency executive to become
a member of the Dallas Citizens Council. Additionally, he is a member of the
Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Dallas Assembly, Leadership Dallas Alumni, and Public
Relations Society of America. He was founding chairman of the Dallas Children’s
Advocacy Center and chaired the Sixth Floor Museum, North Dallas Chamber, and
Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf.
Fred Stern, president of Sunwest Communications, Inc., provides strategic corporate,
product and crisis communication counseling for corporations and organizations in a
variety of industries, including energy, financial services, real estate, health care,
packaged goods and professional services.
Prior to joining Sunwest, he served as a senior executive and a member of the
management committees with two Fortune 500 companies . He previously was senior vice
president for Associates First Capital Corporation and a vice president, corporate
communications for Wyndham International, Inc., a hotel and real estate company.
Earlier in his career, he was a senior aide to Governor Pete du Pont of Delaware.
He has served on the boards of Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc., the Dallas Museum of
Natural History Association, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Greenhill School. He
is currently a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and The Dallas Assembly.