Mr. Dan Friedkin serves as Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at The Friedkin group. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Gulf States Toyota. He is also the Founder and serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Friedkin Capital Partners and Chairman & Owner of Auberge Resorts. Its core business is Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (GST), which distributes Toyota and Scion vehicles and parts and provides support services to 150 dealerships in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. Friedkin serves as chairman of GST and several GST-affiliated entities. He is also chairman of the Ascent Automotive Group, a retail platform that owns and operates automobile dealerships. He is also an Angel Investor. Dan Friedkin is Chairman and CEO of The Friedkin Group, a privately held consortium of businesses and investments in the automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure industries. In addition to the leadership positions he holds within the business community, Dan remains highly active in wildlife conservation initiatives and various aviation and education philanthropies. As The Friedkin Group continues to innovate and evolve, Dan's commitment to the company includes fostering and inspiring the next generation of leaders from within the organization - including his children - who will help carry on the values of the organization. Dan holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and a master's degree in finance from Rice University.