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Fred Maas joined the Chargers in 2016 as a Special Advisor to Chargers’ Chairman Dean Spanos. In this role he advises on a wide variety of political and business issues for the team.
Maas is the executive chairman of MRV Systems LLC, a manufacturer of marine robotic vehicles for the oceanographic and defense industries. He previously served as the Chairman and CEO of the San Diego Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC), which oversaw, on behalf of the city, all redevelopment activities for downtown San Diego.
Maas was a principal and served as President and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch, a 4,660-acre property that his partnership acquired in 1988. Then undeveloped land, Black Mountain Ranch is now home to several large-scale residential communities, including Santaluz and Del Sur.
In the 1980s and ‘90s, Maas served as a partner at Potomac Sports Properties, the exclusive developer of the PGA TOUR Inc. Earlier, Maas represented the TOUR on marketing, regulatory, legislative and tax matters.
Maas has served in a variety of capacities in national, state and local politics over the past 35 years, including stints with Senators Bob Dole and John McCain, Jack Kemp and Governor Mitch Daniels among others. Maas also served as a special advisor to Todd Properties of New Zealand and H.E. Stuart Beck, the late Palauan Ambassador to the United Nations.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Maas graduated cum laude from Syracuse University’s College of Law and Hobart College. Maas is admitted to the District of Columbia bar.
Maas has a daughter, Katherine Claire.