January 18, 2017 11:02 PM ET

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Company Overview of United Student Aid Funds, Inc.

Company Overview

United Student Aid Funds, Inc. is a non-profit organization that guarantees education loans for students in the United States. It also acts as a guarantor of federal education loans in Arizona, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, and Wyoming. In addition, the organization advises students planning to enroll in college or other postsecondary education programs. It links colleges, universities, private career schools, private lenders, students, and parents to promote financial access to higher learning. United Student Aid Funds, Inc. was founded in 1960 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

9998 Crosspoint Boulevard

Suite 400

Indianapolis, IN 46256

United States

Founded in 1960



Key Executives for United Student Aid Funds, Inc.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 57
Regional Head and Vice President
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Age: 49
Senior Vice President of External and Government Relations
Vice President of Corporate and Marketing Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

United Student Aid Funds, Inc. Key Developments

USA Funds Elects Edward R. Schmidt as Chairman of its Board of Trustees, Effective Jan. 1, 2017

USA Funds announced the election of Edward R. Schmidt as chairman of its board of trustees, for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Schmidt has served on the USA Funds board for nearly 20 years. He is a member of the board's compensation committee and serves as chair of its governance committee. Schmidt will succeed Ike G. Batalis, who is completing his three-year term as chairman of the USA Funds board. Batalis will continue to serve on the USA Funds board.

USA Funds Appoints Shital Patel as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Operational Support

USA Funds announced the appointment of Shital Patel as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Operational Support, effective October 5, 2015. Patel will be responsible for all aspects of USA Funds' information technology and services and will lead the exploration of emerging information service opportunities, issues and solutions for the Indianapolis-based nonprofit, which promotes student success in college and careers nationally. Patel most recently managed enterprise sales for Microsoft in Indiana. Her previous experience includes service as chief information officer for the City of Indianapolis and as a managing director for Unisys Corp.

USA Funds Announces the Promotion of Alison R. Griffin to Senior Vice President, External and Government Relations

USA Funds announced the promotion of Alison R. Griffin to senior vice president, External and Government Relations. Since joining USA Funds in January 2014 as vice president, Policy Research, Griffin has helped develop USA Funds' public policy and research agenda to advance Completion With a Purpose, promoting student success in college and career. In her new role, Griffin will be responsible for managing the thought-leadership activities and opportunities for USA Funds, coordinating government relations activities at the national level and building and maintaining key relationships with higher education stakeholders. Prior to joining USA Funds, Griffin was founder and principal of Miles Above Strategies.

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