President and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, one of the largest in the country. Under Baruah’s leadership, the Chamber focuses on three strategic priorities: economic development, regional collaboration and education reform. Baruah joined the Chamber in 2010 after a distinguished career in Washington, D.C.
Sandy K. Baruah served as a Senior Fellow with the Council on Competitiveness. The Council, based in Washington, DC, is the only group of leading corporate chief executives, university presidents, labor leaders, and high-ranking government officials dedicated to enhancing the United States of America’s economic competitiveness and focus on innovation. The Council on Competitiveness accomplishes this by evaluating competitive opportunities and challenges facing the country through leading edge research and helping to shape national policy.
Mr. Baruah served as President Bush’s last Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Before joining the Bush Administration in 2001, Baruah served seven years as a senior consultant at Performance Consulting Group, a corporate management consulting firm specializing in financial institutions in merger environments. He holds an MBA from Willamette University and a BS from the University of Oregon.more » « less