Georgia’s Dr. A. Wayne Johnson Appointed COO of Federal Student Aid

Dr. A. Wayne Johnson, a native of Macon, has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA). According to a joint press release from Sen. Johnny Isakson (R, GA) and Reps. Rick Allen (R, GA-12) and Drew Ferguson (R, GA-3), Dr. Johnson had “previously served as a senior executive for companies in the financial services and payments industry including Columbus based TSYS and Atlanta based First Data.”

Rep. Ferguson:

“Dr. Johnson will bring much needed payments industry expertise to the Office of Federal Student Aid. With over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, students and families need an experienced executive to manage the FSA. I am proud to have a Georgian at the head of FSA, and I look forward to working with Dr. Johnson to reform our student loan system.”

Sen. Isakson:

“Wayne Johnson will bring years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the education and financial services industries to the Office of Federal Student Aid. He is a great servant to his country, and I know he will do well at the Department of Education.”

Rep. Allen:

“Today I join my colleagues in congratulating my fellow Georgian, Dr. A. Wayne Johnson on his appointment as the Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid. The Federal Student Aid Office is in desperate need of reform and greater accountability and I stand ready to assist Dr. Johnson in this important task.”

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