Isaac Darden brings to the Faith in Public Life Board of Directors 26 years of work experience as a finance and banking executive and 17 years as an accounting executive. He has a passion for small business, civic and faith organizational assistance. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Washington University and a master of business administration degree from Fontbonne University.
He is currently employed as the accounting coordinator for the St. Louis City Municipal Court. His former affiliations include: owner and principal accountant with Deforest Financial Services, executive vice president/senior loan officer with Gateway National Bank of St. Louis, assistant vice president/commercial loan officer with Commerce Bank of St. Louis, founding board member of the St. Louis Center for the Advancement of African American Business, banking and finance instructor with the St. Louis chapter of the American Institute of Banking, volunteer counselor with the U.S. Small Business Administration Service Corp of Retired Executives, board member of the St. Louis Association of General Contractors’ Minority and Women Owned Business Development Committee, treasurer for Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
Isaac’s accomplishments include the provision of a number of the largest consortium church loans made to minority churches within the St. Louis metropolitan area, provision of a number of the largest minority and women-owned bank consortium national lines of credit to be provided to major corporations such as Walmart and Anheuser Busch, accounting and financial counseling services provided to civic, faith organizations, minority and women-owned businesses within the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area.
Isaac is a proud husband of 38 years of marriage, with three sons.