Phil Baldwin | HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit
President and Chief Executive Officer
WORKING GROUP SESSION LEADER
As president and CEO, Baldwin leads a national nonprofit community-service agency that provides confidential budget counseling, money management education, debt management programs, bankruptcy counseling and education, and comprehensive housing counseling.
He is a dedicated community leader at both the local and national level, serving as national board chair of United Way of America, and on the board of directors of United Way Worldwide, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and Ouachita Baptist University.
Prior to joining CredAbility, Baldwin was president and CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc., the nation’s largest rural development bank. Southern Bancorp’s social mission is to improve educational opportunities, decrease poverty and provide quality housing for low income families.
Baldwin is a certified public accountant who began his career with Ernst & Young.
In 2010, Mr. Baldwin was named one of the top five social entrepreneurs in the United States by Bloomberg-BusinessWeek Magazine. He is a recipient of the United States Small Business Entrepreneurial Leadership Award and has been honored as Economic Developer of the Year in Arkansas.
Baldwin is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.