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Our Leadership

Chad Tate, President, ECMC

In his role as president of ECMC, Chad Tate is responsible for the management and coordination of all Federal Family Education Loan Program and guaranty agency program activities for ECMC. He also oversees our college access, training and outreach activities in the states where ECMC is the designated guarantor.

Most recently, Mr. Tate was ECMC’s senior vice president of operations where he oversaw guarantor operations and provided strategic direction and operational management to several departments. Before joining ECMC, he was at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota where he served in a variety of finance and operations roles, including collections manager, director of treasury operations, director of finance operations, senior director of claims and billing operations and vice president of claims operations.

Mr. Tate is a board member and treasurer for Tutapona, a nonprofit organization focused on mental health. He also has served on the boards of Five Loaves Food Shelf and the YMCA in New Richmond, WI.

Mr. Tate holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Hamline University and a bachelor’s degree from North Central University.

Martin Scanlon, Chief Financial Officer, ECMC Group

In August 2018, Martin Scanlon became the chief financial officer (CFO) for ECMC Group. His responsibilities include treasury, internal and external financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, financial operations, tax, budgeting, and business development, including mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Scanlon has more than 20 years of experience leading high-growth businesses, including multiple Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and consumer finance firms. He has effectively led and managed a full spectrum of disciplines including finance, accounting, business services, operations, human resources, product management, sales and marketing.

Previously, he was the senior vice president of finance and CFO of ECMC, where he is responsible for finance across both our guarantor (ECMC) and career and technical education (ECMC Education) business lines. He also served as the president and chief executive officer of ECMC Holdings, where he was responsible for ensuring continuous improvement to sustain operational excellence, as well as pursuing revenue diversification opportunities through investment or acquisition in other companies.

Prior to joining ECMC, Mr. Scanlon was CFO at EdFund, and held senior positions at the consumer finance firms Washington Mutual and Sallie Mae. As CFO at EdFund, he led and was responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, business operations and human resources. He also directed and managed EdFund's strategic planning, company-wide performance measurement, research, financial, and business activities. As vice president and national manager at Washington Mutual, he led the Student Relationships and Education Lending division. He also served as vice president of finance for Student Loan Finance Association, an education credit division of Sallie Mae.