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Clearinghouse Welcomes New CGO, Chris Goodson, and New VP of Learner Insights, David G. Payne

by NSC Blog | May 24, 2023 | Announcements, Clearinghouse News

Chris Goodson Headshot

Chris Goodson

The National Student Clearinghouse recently announced two new additions to its executive team: Chris Goodson as Chief Growth Officer (CGO) and David G. Payne as the Vice President of Learner Insights.

As CGO, Chris will oversee the Clearinghouse’s continued expansion, particularly as it broadens its footprint in the workforce development and skills training areas. He will be responsible for all K-12 and higher education product development, business development and sales, marketing and communications, analytics and insights, and customer experience. According to Rick Torres, the President and CEO of the Clearinghouse, Chris “is a transformational business leader with a passion for education and a track record of success over more than two decades working across education verticals.” Said Chris, “I am thrilled and honored to join the Clearinghouse as it continues to grow and expand its services to benefit students, families, and its stakeholder community.” To learn more about Chris and the new CGO role, read the press release.

David Payne Headshot

David G. Payne

As the new Vice President of Learner Insights, David’s responsibility will drive the organization’s unification and growth of several products and services into one vertical business division, Learner Insights. “David is a dynamic, collaborative, and visionary leader with deep knowledge of the higher education and employment markets,” stated Rick. “He will help us achieve growth and innovation with our product offerings by viewing and positioning them through a strong customer lens and ensuring that – through the learner insights we provide – we remain focused on our mission.” Said David, “As a first-generation college student, I understand the transformative power of education. I am excited to bring my experience as a research-active faculty member, administrator, and educational assessment business leader to this new role.” To learn more about David and the new Vice President of Learner Insights role, read the press release.

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