Student Choice enhances operational expertise with addition of Mark Putman

WASHINGTON, DC (January 12, 2015) — Credit Union Student Choice, the foremost provider of higher education financing solutions to America’s credit unions, announced that it has hired student lending industry veteran Mark Putman as Vice President of Product Operations.

“We’re very pleased to bring someone of Mark’s caliber to the Student Choice team,” said Melissa Hunt, Student Choice’s Chief Operations Officer. “Mark has 25 years of diverse experience in the education finance space, including leadership roles in servicing, operations, and sales. His unique expertise and skills will bring tremendous value to our Operations group as we continue to evolve our product set and deploy a member-centric program that delivers strong value and a first-class experience to both borrowers and credit unions.”

Most recently, Putman served as the Chief Technology Officer for the National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER). During his tenure with NCHER, he was responsible for overseeing the standards, processes and best practices for student loan data exchange, National Student Loan Database (NSLDS) workgroups, and the vast NCHER e-Library. Prior to NCHER, Putman worked with College Assist, Sallie Mae and U.S. Bank in various roles. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and a Master of Business Administration in Process Improvement, both from the University of Kansas.

“I am honored to join Student Choice, and I look forward to working together with the team to strengthen the important products and services that Student Choice and our partner credit unions provide to students and families,” said Putman. “Over the last seven years I’ve witnessed first-hand the tremendous strides that Student Choice and credit unions have made in bringing much-needed value to the marketplace. I’m excited to become a part of that group and help Student Choice become an even greater resource in enabling credit unions to serve the financial needs of young adults before, during, and after college.”

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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