Freeman Elects Samuel Plotner to Board of Directors

November 2, 2023

Dallas, TX – Freeman, the global leader in events, welcomed Samuel Plotner to its Board of Directors effective November 1, 2023. Plotner is a Director in the Strategic Investments Group at KKR, a leading global investment firm that was the strategic financing partner to Freeman for the Sparks acquisition.

“We are honored to have Sam join Freeman’s Board of Directors,” said Carrie Freeman Parsons, Freeman Chair. “His experience as a strategic investor at KKR will be incredibly helpful to Freeman as it continues to refine its operating model while enhancing its service offerings for show organizers and corporate customers.”

Prior to joining KKR in 2020, Plotner was an associate at GSO Capital Partners where he focused on debt and equity investments across a variety of industries. Plotner started his career as an analyst in the leveraged finance and financial institutions groups at Morgan Stanley.

Plotner also currently serves on the Board of Chord Music Partners. He graduated with Honors from Brown University.


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