Fred P. Hochberg

  • Spring 2018

Fred. P Hochberg is a seasoned business executive and government leader. He recently concluded eight years of service as Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), where he became the longest serving Chairman in the agency’s history and one of the highest-ranking LGBT Americans in any U.S. administration.

From 2004 to 2008, Hochberg was dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School in New York City. From 1998 to 2001 he served as Deputy and then Acting Administrator of the SBA in the Clinton administration. Prior to his service at SBA, Hochberg was the long-time president and chief operating officer of the Lillian Vernon Corporation.

Throughout his career in business, academic and public service, Hochberg has been a champion of expanding LGBT rights and promoting LGBT leadership in all sectors of the economy. He served as a board member and later co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign, and is the founder of the David Bohnett LGBT Leadership Fellows Scholarship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.