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Jim Baird

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CEO of Bay Area Development Company, an SBA-licensed lender that makes SBA 504 fixed rate long term commercial real estate loans to growing companies throughout California. Founded in 1981, Bay Area Development Company has provided in excess of $3billion of project financing for over 1,800 Northern California companies assisting them in creating over 16,000 jobs. The company consistently ranks in the top 15 of the nation's 504 lenders (www.baydevco.com).

Ex-Officio Director, past President, Vice-Chair of Legislative Affairs, and Vice Chair of Regulatory Affairs for the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO), the national trade association for the nation's 504 lenders.

Director, Community Reinvestment Fund of Minneapolis, MN, which is the leading national foundation specializing in funding of economic and community development loans in the public capital markets (www.crfusa.com).

Very active in community affairs including serving as a past director of the Bay Area Leadership Foundation, which provides internships, mentoring and college scholarships to students from distressed high school districts in the San Francisco Bay Area (www.eblf.org).

One of only 18 recipients of NADCO's "Hall of Fame" award (1998). Other recipients include members of Congress, senior administration officials, and several 504 lending executives. Was honored as a "Small Business Hero” by Small Business California in 2008 (www.smallbusinesscalifornia.org) , and was named as SBA's Financial Advocate of the Year in Northern California (1988).

MBA degree, St. Mary's College of California (1981) and holds a BA in Public Administration from California State University at Chico (1975).
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