Our Team 

The EFI team includes leaders with substantial working knowledge of the student lending marketplace; significant experience in financial services, from structuring to fundraising to marketing; a deep understanding of key higher education operational processes and a track record of effectively collaborating with stakeholders in government, education institutions, and advocacy organizations.

Formerly Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education. Prior experience includes 20 years of transaction, operations and management experience with major domestic and international financial institutions.

Executive Director

James "Jim" Runcie

Formerly Chief Business Operations Officer of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education. Directly oversaw the student financial aid programs and management of the student loan portfolio. Prior to FSA, Bill worked for approximately 20 years in financial aid management at several universities.

Managing Director

William "Bill" Leith

Formerly inaugural Executive Director of the Coalition for College, a group of 150 colleges and universities committed to access, affordability and success. Advanced the Coalition from start-up to serving over 850,000 students. Prior to the Coalition, Annie worked on college admissions in high schools and at the University of Maryland.


Annie Reznik

Recent graduate with Bachelor's in Actuarial Science and Master's in Statistics providing programmatic, analytical and administrative capacity.

Program Associate

Monica Ballinas

New York:

601 Lexington Avenue Fl 17,

New York, NY 10022


District of Columbia:

601 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 900

Washington,  DC 20004

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