Our MC for the evening is Gary Leff of View from the Wing.

Gary’s day job is Chief Financial Officer for a university research center. He’s also a director of a nonprofit that provides networking and professional development opportunities for young people in policy, politics and journalism.

In addition to blogging about his miles and points obsession, he co-founded milepoint.com, where frequent flyers meet to share their knowledge about frequent flyer programs.

Gary serves as Chair of the Nominations Committee for the Freddie Awards and was named one of the world’s top 135 travel specialists by Condé Nast for his award booking service, BookYourAward.com.

Tonight, he will take the reign as Master of Ceremonies, entertaining the crowd, winning a few new friends and undoubtedly breaking a few hearts (not everyone can go home with a Freddie Award).