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Kimber Decker and Anne Del Plato Share About Financial Aid, Animal Rescue, and Fire Truck Explosions

June 5, 2014

Regional Directors are financial aid experts who live all across the United States and focus on helping schools in their region. They can serve as an invaluable resource to your school. What can Regional Directors provide for you and your colleagues?

  • Expert advice from the #1 default prevention servicer
  • A familiar, approachable face at area conferences
  • Information about any of Nelnet’s loan servicing solutions, both for schools and for borrowers
  • Help with financial aid-related issues
  • Training solutions for your financial aid office


Kimber Decker, Eastern Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

Kimber Decker, Eastern Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

Kimber Decker and Anne Del Plato are both Regional Directors in the Northeast. Kimber works with schools in Connecticut, Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Anne also works with some Pennsylvania schools, along with schools in the state of New York. Here are some facts Kimber and Anne want you to know about themselves and their work:

1. How long have you been with Nelnet?

Kimber: This will be my fifteenth year with Nelnet.

Anne: Ten years.

2. How long have you been in the financial aid industry?

Kimber: I have been in the industry for 27 years.I was in a financial aid office for seven of those years.

Anne: 30 years.

Anne Del Plato, Eastern Reginal Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

Anne Del Plato, Eastern Reginal Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

3. What do you like most about working for Nelnet?

Kimber: It is a great company to work for.

Anne: The caliber of the people and their commitment to the schools and borrowers we serve.

4. What has been the most rewarding aspect of being a Regional Director?

Kimber: Being able to meet and work closely with financial aid administrators.

Anne: Higher education is life-changing, and financial aid is what makes that opportunity possible for so many students. I find it rewarding to be a partner in that effort.

5. What trends are you seeing in financial aid offices?

Kimber: Schools are looking a lot at default prevention and financial literacy.

Anne: Steady and increasing complexity in administrative duties and regulatory requirements, frequently reaching far beyond the financial aid office’s traditional scope.

1069417_10151583526868576_1832600515_n6. What are three words that describe you?

Kimber: Very likable person.

Anne: Dedicated, insightful, and kind.

7. What might someone be surprised to know about you?

Kimber: I was a volunteer fireman for twelve years. I was on a fire truck that had an explosion on it, and I helped rescue a fellow fireman. I was awarded the Medal of Valor from the Bridgewater Township Police Department.

Anne: I’m very committed to animal rescue.

10390199_10152189941863576_6470960181437478440_n8. What do you like to do in your free time?

Kimber: I coach my son’s varsity football team and my daughter’s basketball team.

Anne: I work with an animal adoption group and speak with elementary school children about caring for animals. I enjoy traveling, art, architecture, interior design, and going to concerts whenever I can. My favorite activity is spending as much time as I can with family and friends.

9. If you were a cartoon character, who would you be and why?

Kimber: Superman because he has a red cape and an “S” on his chest.

Anne: I’d be Mr. Magoo, I guess. My colleagues and my family love to tell me what a terrible driver I am! (For the record, I completely disagree.)

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