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Faces of Nelnet: Jon Potter, Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions (CA)

January 10, 2012

Jon Potter, Western Regional Director (CA)

Dawn Knight: What is your main focus right now?  I know you’re on some projects for Nelnet; can you give me some insight on those?

Jon Potter: Communication is my top priority. I want to make sure my customers are well-versed on what we’re currently offering and how we’re striving to meet their needs. Sneak peak!!  We’re thinking about offering trainings soon in California…details to follow.

Dawn: Have you had any memorable moments over the past year work-wise that you’d like to share? 

Jon: My attendance at NASFAA. I was able to connect with a lot of my customers, but also bond with my Nelnet team. It was a good balance. 🙂

Dawn:  I know you meant spending time with me was the best part….I won’t tell the others. 🙂

Dawn: What is your favorite work-related iPad app that you can’t live without?

Jon: GoodReader and Evernote

Dawn: What do you see as the biggest challenge schools are facing right now?

Jon: As I see it, schools are facing a shortage of training and networking opportunities. In my conversations, I’m beginning to really understand how budget cutbacks are preventing some schools from getting together. To that end, we’re looking at how we can help schools with this.

Dawn: What is your best recent read or CD you’ve purchased?

Jon: I’m currently reading the “Art of War.” Very interesting…

Dawn: Who has been your Work / Life mentor throughout the years and why?

Jon: My Grandpa. I will always be grateful for what he taught me and the time he spent with me.

Dawn: What was the most recent meal you cooked that turned out awful?

Jon:  When I cook pasta, I like to make my own sauce. Let’s just say the sauce could’ve had more flavor…any flavor actually!

Dawn Knight, Western Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2012 7:04 pm

    Great stuff. I can’t go without “evernote” on the iphone too. Paper and pen just don’t cut it anymore.

    • January 24, 2012 8:12 am

      I love Evernote as well. I just wish I could type on my iPad a bit faster. Jim

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