Richard D. Baum

Portrait
Richard D. Baum, Chairman of the Board
and Former Chief Deputy Insurance
Commissioner for the State of California

Richard D. Baum is Chairman of the Board and has been a director of Redwood since 2001. Between 2001 and 2020, Mr. Baum served as President and Managing Partner of Atwater Retirement Village LLC (a private company). From 2008 to mid-2009, Mr. Baum served as Executive Director of the California Commission for Economic Development. He also served as the Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner for the State of California from 1991 to 1994 and 2003 to 2007. Mr. Baum served from 1996 to 2003 as the President and CEO of Care West Insurance Company and, prior to 1991, as Senior Vice President of Amfac, Inc., a diversified operating company engaged in various businesses, including real estate development and property management. Mr. Baum holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. from the State University of New York, and a J.D. from George Washington University, National Law Center.