Student Choice strengthens strategic partnerships team with addition of industry veteran

WASHINGTON, DC (February 11, 2014)—Credit Union Student Choice, the foremost provider of higher education financing solutions to America’s credit unions, announced the addition of Ben Carey to its expanded Strategic Partnerships team.

“We’re thrilled to add Ben to the Student Choice team,” said Jim Holt, Student Choice’s Chief Revenue Officer. “As a 25‐year veteran of the student lending industry, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to the CUSO. His unique expertise in working with lenders, schools, state agencies and national associations of colleges and universities will be of tremendous benefit to our nearly 250 partner credit unions and their members.”

Carey joins Student Choice after holding senior management roles at Overture Technologies, a leader in marketing and decisioning tools within the private loan space, and Bank of America.

“With a deep background in the student lending industry I can clearly see the tremendous value that credit unions are bringing to this market,” said Carey. “I’m very excited to work closely with our partner credit unions on all aspects of their Student Choice program to maximize the benefit for both the cooperative and the member.”

As Director, Strategic Partnerships, Carey will provide credit unions with hands‐on program support, including portfolio guidance, staff training, consumer education, and school‐channel relationship development.

About Credit Union Student Choice
Credit Union Student Choice is a credit union service organization (CUSO) that positions credit unions as leaders in education finance by offering a comprehensive solution that helps them deliver fair‐value private education loans and corresponding financial education to students and families. For more information, visit

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