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President

James P. Bergeron, currently serves as President of the National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER), which represents a nationwide network of lenders, secondary markets, guaranty agencies, loan servicers, private collection agencies, schools, and others that assist students, borrowers, parents, and families access, manage, and pay for the costs of postsecondary education. ...Read More.

Timothy M. Fitzgibbon
Senior Vice President

Tim Fitzgibbon is a 28-year veteran of the higher education financing industry. Tim is Senior Vice President for the National Council of Higher Education Resources, where he has worked for the past nine years. He is staff liaison to the Debt Management and Private Education Loan Committees as well as the CFO and Collection Agency Caucuses. He leads NCHER’s financial literacy, default aversion and debt management efforts, and works with Congress and U.S. Department of Education officials to coordinate and improve national default prevention and collection efforts. ...Read More.

Stefanie Gramm, CMP
Director, Operations and Meetings

Stefanie Gramm is NCHER’s Director of Operations and Meetings, a position she has held since 2003, and is responsible for all logistical aspects for more than 10 meetings and an exhibition each year. She serves as liaison to the Board of Directors, coordinates meeting site research and selection, manages vendor contracts, performs in-house accounting, manages member dues, assists the CFO with budget preparation and auditing, and is the office manager. ...Read More.

Shelly Repp
Senior Advisor and Counsel

Shelly Repp is a Senior Advisor and Counsel to the National Council of Higher Education Resources where he served as President from July 2011 until May 2014. NCHER represents a nationwide network of lenders, secondary markets, guaranty agencies, loan servicers, collectors, schools and other organizations involved in the administration of education loan programs. He joined the organization in 1999 as its General Counsel. ...Read More.

Pamela Shepherd
Director, Communications

As Communications Director, Pamela Shepherd is responsible for editing and producing NCHER’s newsletter Daily Briefing, website development, social media, media relations, layout/design and messaging. She also serves as the organization’s photographer. She previously served as the Senior Director of Communications at the Eno Center for Transportation where she was in charge of all written, printed and electronic materials, as well as branding, marketing and media relations. ...Read More.

Vicki Shipley
Senior Advisor

Vicki Shipley is Senior Advisor to the National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER). A 36-year veteran of higher education finance experience, Vicki is staff liaison to many of the NCHER committees and caucuses with a focus on policy development and implementation, compliance as well as regulatory and legislative activities. ...Read More.

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