|Acting Administrator of the Small Business Administration|
June 5, 2008 – January 20, 2009
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Steve Preston|
|Succeeded by||Darryl Hairston (acting)|
|Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development|
|Preceded by||David A. Sampson|
|Succeeded by||John Fernandez|
|Born||April 3, 1965|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||University of Oregon (BS)|
University of Virginia
Willamette University (MBA)
Baruah served as President George W. Bush’s last (acting) Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). In this role, he was responsible for the SBA's $18 billion small business loan portfolio.
Prior to leading the SBA, Baruah served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce. In this role he led the federal government's domestic economic development program, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), served as the Senior Advisor to Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez regarding the 2010 Census and represented the U.S. at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France. Baruah led the development and implementation of the Agency's award-winning balanced scorecard.
Prior to his service in the Bush Administration, Baruah was a corporate mergers and acquisitions consultant for the Performance Consulting Group. He also served in the Administration of President George H. W. Bush (1989–1993) and was on the staff of U.S. Senator Bob Packwood (Oregon).
After leaving his most recent government service in early 2009, he was a Distinguished Fellow at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, a Washington, D.C.–based think tank composed exclusively of corporate CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders.
In 2010, Baruah was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Regional Chamber. The Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the largest regional chambers of commerce in the United States.
In 2017, Baruah was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch board of directors. 
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- "Sandy K. Baruah - Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development". United States Department of Commerce.
- Regional Chamber, Detroit. "Who We Are". Detroit Regional Chamber. Retrieved July 12, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Shenouda, Stephanie. "Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Appoints Sandy Baruah to Detroit Branch Board of Directors". DBusiness. DBusiness. Retrieved October 14, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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