John Frenaye is the President and CEO of JVE Group, Inc., a diversified company based in Annapolis, Maryland, and has been a senior executive in the retail travel industry for nearly over years.
Having operated a top-ten agency in the metropolitan Baltimore-Washington area (Baltimore Business Journal), his focus now is on a new concept in online travel—www.travelswithfred.com. Frenaye holds membership or appointments with ASTA, CLIA, IGLTA, as well as several chambers of commerce.
Frenaye is routinely called upon for expert opinion and commentary by local and national media from, The New York Times and the Cleveland Plain Dealer to Smart Money and US News & World Report. Frenaye is a regular guest columnist with several local newspapers and on KPAM radio in Seattle. He authors a bi-weekly column on Tripso.com.
Frenaye currently serves on the Communications Board of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), and has a position on the Travel Industry Board with iJET Intelligent Risk Systems.
Frenaye’s commentary has been dubbed brutally honest and straightforward by the press, consumers, and his peers alike. He writes about the travel agency segment of the industry as an insider with an outsider’s perspective.
Frenaye is originally from the Philadelphia area and currently lives in Annapolis with his three children.