Buddy Baker has over 30 years of experience in international trade finance. In May 2009 he joined Fifth Third Bank, where he manages the Trade Services Sales team. Prior to Fifth Third Bank, Buddy worked for Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, ABN AMRO Bank, Bank of America, Wachovia Bank, and The First National Bank of Chicago. Buddy is a recognized expert in trade finance, a longtime member of the National Letter of Credit Committee of the International Financial Services Association, and is actively involved in establishing national and worldwide standard practices for L/Cs. He also serves on the board of directors of the FCIB, a multinational association of export credit managers. Buddy received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his MBA from Northwestern.