Fred Baye & Company

For over 4 decades Fred Baye has been involved in event planning, concert promotion, corporate branding, professional management, political campaigns, media relations and public affairs.

Working strategically, nationally and internationally, with high profile entertainers, speakers, authors, athletes, political leaders and corporate clients has brought about the expertise and professional perspective that has helped to elevate the careers and effectiveness of many clients over the years.

Fred Baye learned the ABC’s of concert promotion beginning in the mid 1960’s promoting events from A-Z with groups like the Animals, B.B. King, Beach Boys, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Canned Heat, Chicago, Dave Clark Five, and with others like Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Jethro Tull, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Steppenwolf, Velvet Underground, Wilson Pickett, Yardbirds, Frank Zappa and numerous others. Pioneering in this work in the early years of Rock & Roll also helped to escalate many of the careers of many artists through mass exposure and other promotional activities and media events.

In the mid 80’s there was a shift in the focus to include faith based advance work, talent acquisition and media relations with Dr. Billy Graham and other high profile speakers, authors and athletes. Fred helped spearhead the idea and guide the “youth night”, festival emphasis of many large scale events with others like Josh McDowell, Luis Palau, Billy Graham and Pope John Paul.

The 90’s found Fred also helping play an important part in the careers of many Christian artists like Susan Ashton, Audio Adrenaline, Bob Carlisle, Steven Curtis Chapman, Dakoda Motor Company, Charlie Daniels, dc Talk, John Elefante, Toby Mac, Newsboys, Out of Eden, David Pack, Phillips Craig & Dean, Michael Peterson, Petra, Point of Grace, Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, Randy Travis, Jeni Varnadeau, Jaci Velasquez and many others.

In 2001, Fred was hired by Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Association as the Director of the Billy Graham Prayer and Call Center, helping to train thousands who came to New York City after 9/11. One year later he helped plan the internationally televised one year anniversary of 9/11 at Madison Square Garden which included many famous athletes, musical guests and leaders in the greater NYC area, which helped lay the groundwork for Mr. Graham's last Crusade in New York City in 2005.

In the aftermath of 9/11 with a focus toward disaster preparedness and response, the BGEA developed the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team and Fred took part conducting Grief and Crisis Training Seminars in New York, as well as in the aftermath of Hurricanes in Louisiana and Mississippi, destructive fires in California and the deadly Station Night Club fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Fred has also served numerous political figures in various capacities including Field Campaign Aide to U.S. Senator Jacob Javits, Field Communication Aide to New York Governor Mario Cuomo, and Liaise with Rudy Giuliani’s administration post 9/11. Over the years Fred has also held the title of President of the IRRA, Industrial Relations Research Association, and Cornell University Labor Studies Alumni Association. His formal education was at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations where he received a Certificate in Labor Studies.

Fred lives in Albany, New York. He has two grown children, former world class pro snowboarder/custom car builder Jeremy Baye and a daughter, Chelsea who is married to former Petra guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Kevin Brandow. They also perform in bands The Schmooze and Calico Hot Rod.