Michael Airhart

Conference Speaker Bio


Michael Airhart

Senior Vice President, George K. Baum

  • 225-923-7677

  • airhart@gkbaum.com


Mike Airhart is a Vice President with George K. Baum & Company, serving in the National Housing Finance group, with primary responsibility for the southeastern US and working out of the Baton Rouge office.

Mr. Airhart has more than 26 years of experience working in the housing finance industry as a mortgage banker, nonprofit executive, local HFA director and investment banker. His depth of knowledge of financial markets is complemented by his hands-on experience in running both market rate and Mortgage Revenue Bonds programs. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of a local housing finance authority for three years prior to joining the firm. Mr. Airhart has served as co-manager and senior manager for single family mortgage revenue bond transactions.

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He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Louisiana State University, has been a speaker at many national and regional real estate finance industry conferences, and is also devoted to the following professional organizations:

Former Chairman and Board Member of the Louisiana Housing Corporation
Former Single Family Committee Chairman for Louisiana Housing Finance Agency
Former President of Louisiana Mortgage Lenders Association
Volunteer President of Louisiana Mortgage Lenders Foundation
Member of the National Conference on State Housing Agencies
Member of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies