NASFAA’s Policy and Federal Relations team welcomed two new members this month: Policy Analyst Mandy Sponholtz and Federal Relations Associate Stephen Payne.
Mandy comes to NASFAA with over 10 years in financial aid and and higher education finance experience, having most recently served as a senior policy specialist with USA Funds. Prior to USA Funds, Mandy worked at The University of Kansas as an assistant director of financial aid. She has a sharp policy mind and will be supporting the senior policy analysts in their analyses of bills, regulation, and related proposals and task forces.
Stephen recently graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in both educational policy and communication arts. In addition to studying education policy, Stephen served as an intern in the Office of Government Affairs at Penn State and also spent a summer in D.C. working on student aid issues with the federal relations team at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
Both Mandy and Stephen will be at the National Conference in New Orleans, so be sure to say hi to them then! We look forward to having both of them contribute to NASFAA’s policy effort.
Publication Date: 6/24/2015