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Members of Georgia Delegation Applaud Appointment of Dr. A. Wayne Johnson to the Office of Federal Student Aid

June 21, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.) today praised the appointment of Dr. A. Wayne Johnson to fill the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA).

“Dr. Johnson will bring much needed payments industry expertise to the Office of Federal Student Aid,” said Ferguson. “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.”

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

"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,” said Allen. “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."

Johnson is a native of Macon, Georgia. He previously served as a senior executive for companies in the financial services and payments industry including Columbus based TSYS and Atlanta based First Data.