Fred Hochberg

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Fred Hochberg (also referred to as Fred P. Hochberg) is the Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), a US government agency which finances the sale of U.S. exports through loan guarantees, export-credit insurance and direct loans.[1]

Democratic pedigree

In 1997 Hochberg was nominated as Deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) by President Bill Clinton.[2]. He was confirmed in the position in early 1998 and served in the position, eventually becoming the acting Administrator until 2001.[3]

OpenSecrets classified Hochberg as a major fundraising 'bundler' for the 2008 Obama campaign, collecting between 100,000 and $200,000. (Bundlers collect contributions from a number of contributors and donate to the campaign in one contribution).[4] Following Obama's election, Hochberg was appointed as a part of the Obama-Biden Transition Team as one of two 'team leaders" to review the Small Business Administration.[5][6]

Hochberg was nominated by Obama to head the Export-Import Bank in April 2009 and sworn in in June 2009.[3]


  • 2008 - 2009: Obama-Biden Transition Project[7]
  • 2004 to 2008: Dean of Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York, N.Y.[1]
  • 2004 - Director, Fusion Telecommunications International[7]
  • 1998 - 2001: Deputy, then acting administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA)[1]
  • 1994-1998: Heyday Co[7]
  • 1973 - 1993:President and Chief Operating Officer of the Lillian Vernon Corporation[1]
  • Board member of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey[1]
  • Board member of the Citizens Budget Commission[1]
  • Board member FINCA International Micro Finance[1]
  • Member New York State Financial Control Board.[1]
  • Board Member Seedco[7]
  • Board Member, World Jewish Congress[7]
  • Board Member, Human Rights Campaign[7]
  • Board Member, Howard Gilman Foundation[7]
  • Board Member, Fusion Communications[7]

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Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President", Export-Import Bank of the United States website, accessed July 2013.
  2. Office of the Press Secretary, "President Clinton names Fred P. Hocberg as Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration", Media Release, October 10, 1997.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fred P. Hochberg Sworn-In By Vice President Biden as the New President of Export-Import Bank of the United States", Media Release, June 19, 2009.
  4. "Barack Obama: Bundlers",, accessed July 2013.
  5. "Obama-Biden Transition: Agency Review Teams",, undated but approx January 2009.
  6. "Economics and International Trade Team Leads",, undated but approx January 2009.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 "Hochberg, Fred P",, accessed July 2013.

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