CUMMING, Ga. — Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Tracy A. Ireland as the interim president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission.
With more than 19 years of higher education finance experience, Ireland has broad and progressive knowledge of the student finance industry.
His experience includes finance and operations, marketing, budgeting, strategic planning and general management.
Ireland joined GSFC in 2001 and has served in a variety of leadership roles in the areas of operations, postsecondary school outreach, legislative affairs and media relations. Prior to joining GSFC, Ireland worked for College Foundation, a private nonprofit student loan provider in Raleigh, N.C., where he held a variety of positions including director of North Carolina’s National College Savings Program, call center manager and electronic services coordinator. Ireland is currently a member of the Georgia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the National Council of Higher Education Resources.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and lives in Cumming with his wife, Judy, and their two sons. Ireland and family attend Brown’s Bridge Community Church and are actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America.