Executive Vice President and Chief Legal, Government Affairs, and Communications Officer
Nic is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal matters, government affairs and public policy, corporate communications, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and reputation management.
Nic and his team of experienced professionals advise the company and our board of directors on a broad range of legal, regulatory and governance matters, from public company corporate governance, consumer protection and regulatory compliance, securities reporting and offerings, litigation, employment and benefits, equity and compensation, intellectual property, contracts, and corporate insurance. He is also responsible for driving Sallie Mae’s internal and external communications strategy, state and federal public policy, and, as a member of The Sallie Mae Fund’s Board of Directors, initiatives that support the communities in which our team members live, work, and serve.
As an immigrant and a former Sallie Mae customer himself, Nic embodies the company’s mission of making the dream of higher education a reality.
“Sallie Mae made it possible for me to attend law school. Since higher education changed my future in so many ways, I feel particularly connected with our purpose and our customers. It’s gratifying to pay it forward now, helping other students and families achieve through higher education.”
Nic joined Sallie Mae in 2008, and prior to joining Sallie Mae, Nic was in private practice, first at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld in Washington, D.C., and subsequently, at his own firm. He has counseled and represented Fortune 500 financial services, energy, and technology companies, both domestically and internationally.
Nic received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as an editor on the Virginia Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. Nic is an active member of the corporate counsel bar on litigation and corporate governance issues, he has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations.
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