July 08, 2020
ECMC Group has named Dan Fisher president of its affiliate, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC), effective July 1. Fisher succeeds former ECMC President Jan Hines, who retired after more than 26 years with the organization.
"We are grateful to Jan for her exceptional leadership and guidance, which have been instrumental in advancing our organization over the last quarter century," said Jeremy Wheaton, president and CEO of ECMC Group. "Looking forward, Dan brings a wealth of expertise in our industry, as well as institutional knowledge that will prove invaluable as we work to further establish ECMC as a postsecondary education leader."
Fisher, who has been with the organization for 19 years, serves as general counsel for ECMC Group—a role he has held for 10 years. He also serves as corporate secretary and will maintain those positions in addition to serving as ECMC president. In his role as president, Fisher is responsible for the management and coordination of all Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and guaranty agency program activities for ECMC. He also oversees the organization's college access centers, training and outreach activities in the states where ECMC is the designated guarantor.
"Jan's tireless efforts to help students have been hallmarks of her tenure," Fisher said. "I look forward to carrying on her legacy of providing stellar products and services to our many borrowers, partners and clients while helping students succeed."
Hines will provide post-transition consulting and support for the remainder of 2020.
Prior to joining ECMC Group, Fisher served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a judge advocate in Georgia and the Washington, D.C. area, where his primary focus was court-martial litigation. Fisher also serves on the national board of directors for the nonprofit Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE), which has 60 state and local chapters focusing on teaching young people the skills to improve their financial literacy. Fisher is admitted to practice in most federal appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Established in 1994, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) provides support for the administration of the Federal Family Education Loan Program as a student loan guaranty agency. ECMC is the designated guarantor in Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut, California, Tennessee, South Carolina, Rhode Island and Maine, and the third-party guarantor servicer for five clients. ECMC also works to lower student loan default rates; sponsors college access and success initiatives, and financial literacy programs; and provides resources to support student loan borrowers to successfully repay their loans. For more information, visit www.ecmc.org.