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Sarah Bard


Sarah Bard was appointed Director of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the U.S. Small Business Administration in December 2013.  Bard is responsible for coordinating with faith-based and neighborhood organizations to encourage entrepreneurship, support economic growth and promote prosperity for America’s entrepreneurs.

Bard is a former small business owner and a non-profit consultant who specialized in corporate and private sector engagement and partnership building.  Previously, Bard directed the Jewish Leadership Council and the Democratic Business Council for the Democratic National Committee under Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).

In 2012, Bard served as the Director of International Finance for Obama for America – launching and running an engagement program for American citizens living abroad in over 40 countries. 

In addition, she conducted Jewish community and interfaith outreach for the 2012 campaign and the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee.  In this capacity, Bard worked with faith leaders and organizations across the country to organize communities and build coalitions.

Bard is an active volunteer, participant and board member for various organizations focusing on interfaith collaboration, economic development and community healthcare solutions.

She is a graduate of the University of Colorado.