Gerry Friedel has been a full-time Fountain Hills resident for 6 years and a property owner for 30 years. His professional qualifications include 39 years in the banking industry with 22 years as a Loan Officer and 17 years as a Financial Planner. Gerry has a BA in Bank Management/Finance from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Loyola Business School in Chicago. He has worked with clients from all walks of life as well as small businesses, helping them to achieve their financial goals.
Gerry is originally from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA for 10 years. He served on the Strategic Planning Commission for the Town of Fountain Hills. He is also a member of the Fountain Hills Sons of the American Legion and Precinct and State Committeeman for LD23.
As a former triathlete, Gerry enjoys swimming, cycling and running and has competed in over 100 races including Fountain Hills’ first half marathon in 2016. Gerry and his wife Barb enjoy participating in the town’s community events and shopping and dining locally.
Gerry believes his solid background in financial management will provide a fresh look at solutions for Fountain Hills. He believes in fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency. Gerry looks forward to the opportunity to represent and listen to residents to shape the future of Fountain Hills.