Michael Sessa serves as president and chief executive officer of the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council, a position he's held since 2002. PESC is a non-profit, community-based, umbrella association of colleges and universities; college and university systems; professional and commercial organizations; data, software and service providers; non-profit organizations and associations; and state and federal government agencies. He promotes the organization and its mission nationally and internationally and served on PESC's Board of Directors for three years before assuming the executive director position. Prior to PESC, Michael worked 10 years at American Student Assistance as Director of Program Relations and Planning managing industry and government affairs and strategic technological initiatives. He started his career at The Boston Five Cents Savings Bank, a local Boston bank, in retail consumer lending and compliance. Michael is a graduate of Dartmouth College and was born and raised in Revere Massachusetts, just north of Boston. He currently resides in Washington DC where PESC is headquartered.