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ECMC Appoints Chad Tate Senior Vice President of Operations


Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) has announced the appointment of Chad Tate as senior vice president of operations. In this role, he will oversee all operations of ECMC's student loan programs on behalf of the United States Department of Education. He will also provide strategic direction and oversee departments including Claims, Bankruptcy, Default Prevention, Customer Service, Internal Collections and External Collection Agency Oversight.

"With Chad's history of success in managing operations for a complex business, we believe he will become an immediate contributor to our team and will help determine the future of ECMC's legacy business," said Jan Hines, president and CEO of ECMC. "We look forward to his input as we diversify and enhance our service offerings."

With more than 15 years of experience managing operations and finance, Tate brings insight into key parts of ECMC's business including collections and bankruptcy, claims, operational efficiency and client/customer service.

"ECMC does impactful work focused on helping students and borrowers succeed beyond its role as a student loan guarantor," said Tate. "I hope to exemplify what it means to help students succeed as the organization looks to embrace forthcoming opportunities."

Prior to joining ECMC, Tate held various positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, starting as a collections manager and moving up to vice president of claims operations. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from North Central University and an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Hamline University.