ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 11, 2013 – Ceannate Corp., an outperformer for business process outsourcing services providing key expertise in the financial environment surrounding higher education in the United States, today announced the hiring of Walter Pryor as Vice President of Government Relations. Ceannate’s subsidiaries focus on education portfolio receivables management, education loan servicing and government payment integrity solutions.
Pryor is an attorney with significant experience in government affairs. He served as legislative director to Senator Mark Pryor from 2003 to 2006. Before that he was deputy director and managing attorney for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and a member of the Justice Department during the administration of President Bill Clinton. Most recently, he served as principal and general counsel of The Podesta Group in Washington, D.C., and head of government affairs for a global provider of post-secondary education programs.
“At a time when the entire country is focused on the student loan debt crisis, we are thrilled to have Walter join our organization. His extensive experience in public administration will expedite Ceannate’s ability to deliver the thought leadership and tools needed to assist student borrowers in becoming knowledgeable, capable consumers,” said Balaji Rajan, Ceannate’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Walter will work to support lawmakers and administration officials to encourage the implementation of best practices in supporting informed and responsible student loan borrowing and management.
Pryor received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a political science degree from Hendrix College, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He also sits on the boards of the Washington Children’s Foundation, National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C. and Legal Prep Charter Academies in Chicago. Pryor began his career as a litigator with Jones Day in Washington, D.C.
Ceannate Corp. is a leading business process outsourcing firm focused entirely on the education sector. Ceannate employs over 500 individuals and is organized into three wholly-ownedsubsidiary companies including the i3 Group LLC, Loanlook, Inc. and Financial Management Systems. The i3 Group specializes in student-borrower relationship management at the in-school, grace and pre-default phases of the loan lifecycle. Loanlook provides Web-based financial literacy and borrower self-service tools through its loanlook.com portal and mobile apps. FMS, a receivables management agency, provides debt recovery and resolution solutions to federal and state agencies as well as leading education-related private sector creditors and asset managers. Learn more at ceannate.com