Matt Ribe is the Senior Director of Legislative Affairs and Corporate Secretary for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®). At the NFCC, he is responsible for government relations at the state and federal level as well as managing the organization’s Board of Trustees and member governance committees. Ribe is heavily involved in the Coalition of HUD Intermediaries, where he serves as co-chair of the Advocacy Committee. Well versed in the federal student lending programs, Ribe serves as the NFCC’s Subject Matter Expert on student loans and has been a trusted source for ABC 7 News in Chicago, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Equifax, Bankrate and other media outlets. Prior to joining the NFCC, Ribe worked as a Senior Analyst at Promontory Financial Group conducting mortgage audits as a part of the Independent Foreclosure review. Previously, he worked as a Project Manager at BITS, a division of the Financial Services Roundtable, where he managed initiatives pertaining to payments system security and combatting financial fraud. An attorney by training, Ribe received his Juris Doctor from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2011, and his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College in 2006.