About Us

The journey to reach your full potential is made easier with Attigo®. In partnership with higher education partners, employers and consumer services providers, our comprehensive support, financial wellness and students loan repayment assistance drives financial wellness and lifelong success.

Attigo is provided by Ascendium Education Solutions® an affiliate of Ascendium Education Group®. For more than 50 years, Ascendium had made postsecondary education a reality for millions of people. We're a nonprofit and the nation's largest student loan guarantor, provider of student success, financial wellness and student loan repayment support solutions, and a philanthropy whose mission is to elevate opportunities and outcomes for learners from low-income backgrounds. We believe in the power of education and support big dreams.

Leadership Team

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Beth Erickson

Vice President, Repayment Solutions

Beth began her career at Ascendium in 1993 and has been a champion for people and partners ever since. She's led the creation of strategic processes, system improvements, and comprehensive compliance management programs. Beth is the driving force in taking our Attigo Solutions nationwide. She leads the Marketing and Sales, Product Support and Operations teams. She also manages guarantor services that include the day-to-day operations of delinquency prevention and default rehabilitation call centers supporting a $44 billion student loan portfolio.

 

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Roger Eldridge

National Sales Director

As National Sales Director, Roger leads Attigo’s team of mission-driven Sales representatives. He uses marketplace insight and customer feedback to make sure each Attigo solution is meeting the needs and expectations of our partners. Roger’s keen business sense, experience as a compliance auditor, and more than 20-year tenure with Ascendium make him a powerful and deeply knowledgeable industry leader.

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From Coast to coast, we've got you covered

Our knowledgeable sales and support team has decades of experience and is ready to assist you.

Attigo Customer Support

(844) 649-2923

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West Region

 

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Michael Doman

Regional Sales Director

AK, CA, HI, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA

(888) 724-0557

Mike’s self-starting ways are a good match for his role in locating new clients and establishing those relationships. A recognized leader and multi-winner of salesperson of the year, he draws on his decades of experience to ensure his region is properly Attigo-ized. Mike joined Ascendium in 2001 and has never looked back.

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jeff Recker

Regional Marketing Director

AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MT, NE, NV, WY

(970) 210-9384

Jeff brings more than 27 years of balanced experience in student financing to the Ascendium team, including lending and default aversion expertise. He has dedicated his career to working with organizations who want to help people navigate the financial challenges of higher education.

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Shannon Chamberlain

Strategic Account Manager

West Region

(952) 207-5251

Shannon joined Ascendium in 2001 and has shared her customer service expertise ever since. She loves onboarding with clients because it gives her a chance to get to know them while providing a solid foundation for all things Attigo. After onboarding, customers know that Shannon is there to support them.

Central Region

 

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Debbie Murphy

Regional Sales Director

AR, IA, IL, KY, LA, MI, TN, WI

(800) 491-8210

Debbie’s lengthy tenure in student loan support makes her a wonderful resource for customers. She prides herself on being able to listen to and understand the needs of clients. She has the insight and experience to answer questions, navigate implementation processes, and deliver the power of Attigo’s student success, financial wellness and student loan repayment support solutions. Debbie started at Ascendium in 1991 and has held leadership positions throughout the organization, each allowing her passion to shine bright.

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Carol Swenson

Regional Marketing Director

IN, MN, MO, NM, OH, OK, TX, WV

(888) 683-9777

Carol joined Ascendium in 2002 after a lengthy tenure as a Financial Aid Director in Minnesota. Her decades of leadership and experience are a solid framework for understanding student loan support, nurturing her client relationships, and advocating for Attigo’s student success, financial wellness and student loan repayment support solutions. A testament to her leadership and team-player ways, Carol is active in many associations and is a respected presenter at conferences.

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Cathy Moore

Strategic Account Manager

Midwest

(952) 207-5257

Cathy is an expert that ensures her clients receive the quality onboarding and product support they deserve. The relationships she’s fostered through her work since 1991 are a testament to her knowing how to get the job done and keep things running smoothly.

East Region

 

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Patrick ziegler

Regional Sales Director

CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

(518) 650-5970

Patrick brings diverse experience in both academia and higher education finance to his role with Ascendium. He draws on a wealth of experience in financial aid administration, student loan servicing, product development and policy analysis to help Attigo customers find the solution(s) that meet their specific needs.

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Becky Davis

Regional Marketing Director

AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, VA, PR

(877) 215-7693

Becky’s experience in higher education began in 1990 in a variety of financial aid offices. This diversity makes her uniquely qualified to understand customers' challenges, empathize, and overcome them with the best solutions to optimize success. Becky is dedicated to customer service. She joined Ascendium in 2008 and admires the organization’s commitment to helping people rise to their potential.

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Chris Rake

Strategic Account Manager

East Region

(608) 733-2561

Chris began his journey with Ascendium in 2014, and since then has been dedicated to providing top notch customer service. His various roles throughout the company have made him very versatile in his knowledge of the student loan support and financial wellness industries. Chris is an experienced support rep serving our east region and is always willing to go above and beyond for our customers.