Internal Steering Committee
Scott Giles has served the VSAC since 2003. Mr. Giles was appointed President and CEO of the Corporation after serving as Vice President of Operations, Social Marketing, and Strategy. Mr. Giles previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Committee on Science of the U.S. House of Representatives and as senior professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, where he authored the student loan provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1998. He was appointed by the Secretary of Education to serve on the Federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance and was elected chair. A national expert in higher education policy, regulation, and servicing, he has been designated by Secretary Spellings and Secretary Duncan to represent the nonprofit student loan lenders and servicers in three rounds of negotiated rule-making. Mr. Giles has a BA from St. Lawrence University and an MA from the University of Virginia, as well as certificates in finance and management from the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government.