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OUR EXECUTIVE SPEAKING FACULTY

Applications are now being reviewed from executives who wish to become members of our Executive Speaking Faculty. If you have extensive knowledge of education finance/student loans and would like to apply for a position on our speaking faculty, please complete our online JOIN OUR FACULTY application or contact:

Don Buford, Founder & CEO, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2521 | Email: donb@iibig.com

The faculty from our 9th Annual event in 2017 is posted below. The faculty for the 10th Annual Symposium will be posted soon.

Beth Akers

Senior Fellow
Manhattan Institute

Marilena Botoulas

Asst. Dean for Financial Aid
Columbia Business School

Gordon Cameron

Credit Executive
PNC Financial Services Group

Larry Chiavaro

Executive Vice President
First Associates Loan
Servicing

Jenny Chou

Vice President
Darien Rowayton Bank

Debra Chromy, EdD

President
Education Finance Council
(EFC)

David Cooper

Chief Investment Officer
Purdue Research
Foundation

Jason D. Delisle

Resident Fellow, Higher
Education Financing
American Enterprise
Institute

Tonio DeSorrento

CEO
Vemo Education

Sarah Ducich

SVP, Public Policy and Government Relations, Navient

Brent Ferrin

Houlihan Lokey

Rob Fite

VP, Business Development
& Marketing,
Telerock Systems, Inc.

David Getty

Vice President
AccessLex Institute

Robert Hanna

Director, Business
Development, Weltman,
Weinberg and Reis Co., LPA

Nat Hoopes

Executive Director
Marketplace Lending
Association

Pamela Horne

Vice Provost for
Enrollment Management,
Purdue University

Henry Howard

President & CEO
U.S. Education Finance
Group

Charles P Kelley, CPA, CFA,

Executive Director
Rhode Island Student Loan Authority

Rosemary Kelly

Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Company

Steve Kohles

President
Reunion Student Loan
Finance Corporation

Robert Lavet

General Counsel
Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi)

Dan Meyers

Chairman & CEO
First Marblehead
Corporation

Matthew Myers

COO
Goal Structured Solutions
(GS2)

Rick O’Donnell

Founder & CEO
Skills Fund

Patrick Partridge

Chief Marketing Officer
Western Governors
University

Daniel Pianko

Co-founder and
Managing Director
University Ventures

Mike Pierce

Deputy Asst. Director and
Sr. Advisor to Student
Loan Ombudsman,
Consumer Finance
Protection Bureau (CFPB)

John Pitts

Deputy Assistant Director,
Intergovernmental Affairs
Consumer Finance
Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Charles W. Pruett, JD.

Assistant Dean for Financial Aid
Georgetown University Law Center

Zander Rafael

Co-Founder & CEO
Climb Credit

Matt Ribe

Senior Director
National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Jonathan Riber

Vice President
DBRS, Inc.

Ken Ruggiero

President & CEO
Goal Structured Solutions
(GS2)

Joe Santoro

Director
BoA Merrill Lynch

Randy Schmidt

General Counsel & SVP
Business Development
Goal Structured Solutions
(GS2)

Jeff Simendinger

COO
SIMM Associates

Amit Sinha

CFO & Co-Founder
Climb Credit

Harrison M.
Wadsworth III

Principal
Washington Partners, LLC

Kevin Walker

VP Education Loans
LendingTree

Mark Weadick

Managing Director
SL Capital Strategies LLC

Dustin Weeden

Senior Policy Specialist
National Conference of
State Legislatures

Pat Wilson

Partner
Route 66 Ventures

Steve Winnie

President, Chief Operating
Officer and Chief Counsel
CampusDoor

Jack Zoeller

Founder & CEO
Purefy