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Faces of Nelnet: Jon Potter, Western Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

June 28, 2010

Jon Potter, Western Regional Director (CA)

Jim: What area do you cover for Nelnet?

Jon: I work in the Western region of the country covering California.

Jim: Where do you live?

Jon: San Francisco, CA.

Jim: How many years have you worked in the financial aid industry?

Jon:  I have been in the industry for 17 years; seven of those have been with Nelnet.

Jim: What previous positions have you held?

Jon: Prior to joining Nelnet, I was an Assistant Vice President for Bank of America. I have also worked for The College Board, Golden Gate University, and San Francisco Art Institute.

Jim: Are you a member of any financial aid industry associations?

Jon: I am a member of NASFAA, the WASFAA regional association, and all the state associations in my territory.

Jim: What is your education background?

Jon: I received my Bachelor of Arts in psychology from University of California – Riverside.

Jim: Jon, tell me about your family.

Jon: I have two lovely nieces, Heather and Joanne, and a puppy coming soon.

Jim: What are some of your interests outside of work?

Jon: Cycling, dogs, and wine tasting

Jim: Tell me one thing about you that many people may not know.

Jon: I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to officiate two weddings during my life. So far, both couples are enjoying happy, healthy, and prosperous lives.

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