Ron Gambill, Forder Head of TSAC, Joins Edsouth


Knoxville, TN - Edsouth welcomes Ron Gambill, retiring Executive Director of the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), to its senior management team in a highly specialized capacity. Gambill will serve as Edsouth's Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Guarantee Relations, representing the corporation in compliance and regulatory matters. He has served on Edsouth's board of directors since the company's inception in 1988.

During his 17-year tenure as head of Tennessee's guarantee agency, Gambill has developed valuable industry contacts in Washington. As incoming treasurer of NCHELP, he works with a nationwide network of guarantee agencies, secondary markets, lenders, loan servicers and schools. Gambill has held numerous other offices during his seven years on NCHELP's board and has chaired several committees.

Edsouth Chairman and CEO, Tony Hollin, says: "Ron's depth of experience and expertise in working with guarantee agencies is invaluable. He understands the intricacies of the student loan industry and is respected by his peers. Ron is tenacious in his commitment to quality and will represent edsouth well during the upcoming HEA reauthorization."

Gambill is looking forward to the challenge: "I remember when Edsouth made the commitment to Governor McWherter to fulfill the role of designated secondary market for the state of Tennessee. Edsouth has far exceeded that commitment, spreading its footprint across the country – I want to support that continuing growth."

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and David Lipscomb College, Gambill was Director of Financial Aid at Nashville State Technical Institute for 12 years prior to assuming his position at TSAC. Gambill is a recipient of NASFAA's Leadership Award and TASFAA's Financial Aid Administrator of the Year Award. He is a past president of the National Association of State Scholarship and Grant Aid Programs.

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Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, Edsouth is one of the nation's largest providers of education loans. Offering low-cost student loan and benefit programs nationwide, Edsouth has helped over one million students and families realize their dreams of higher education since 1988.


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