Tennessee Student Aid Alliance Members

Ron Gambill, President 

Established in 1988, Edsouth is an independent private, nonprofit corporation located in Knoxville, Tennessee. With total assets in excess of $6 billion, Edsouth recently issued $610 million in bonds in Tennessee and Florida to create access to student loan funding.

Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators  
Jeff Gerkin, President

TASFAA, founded in 1967, is a state organization that brings together post-secondary schools and other public and private organizations involved with providing financial aid for students.

Tennessee Business Roundtable 
Charlie Howorth, Executive Director

The mission of the Tennessee Business Roundtable is to enhance a superior quality of life in Tennessee. TBR members are dedicated to servicing as ambassadors for a Tennessee where management is competent, workers are productive, excellent education opportunities are provided for children and adults, government is both caring and efficient, and communities are   safe, clean, and healthy.

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Ruth Woodall, Director, Tennessee Scholars

It is the mission of the Tennessee Association of Business to bring about an increasingly better business climate and thereby a higher quality of life for all Tennesseans by serving as the primary voice of business and industry.

Tennessee College Association    
Matthew McCrickard, Executive Secretary

The Tennessee College Association is a collection of both public and private colleges and universities in Tennessee. It exists for the purpose of the advancement of the cause of higher education by promotion of interests common to the colleges of Tennessee.

Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association 
Dr. Claude O. Pressnell, Jr., President

TICUA engages Tennessee’s private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development to better serve the state and its citizens.