Senior Industry Advisor
As Senior Industry Advisor of Regent Education, Leonard is Regent’s product evangelist responsible for ensuring Regent products and solutions reflect the real-time requirements of the higher education market.
Leonard is a thought leader for federal, state, and institutional aid programs, with more than 25 years of experience as a higher education practitioner. Leonard is regarded as one of the country’s leading experts in student financial aid. He possesses a prodigious knowledge of financial aid policies; and, even more importantly, he understands the importance of leveraging information technology to lead organizations to achieve operational excellence.
Leonard serves on the NASFAA Technology Initiatives Committee and is the SASFAA Electronic Services Committee chair. Recently, Leonard served on the PESC Board of Directors (representing NASFAA), and as a NASFAA Standards of Excellence reviewer. Leonard has been a regular presenter at both regional and national events. Leonard also served on advisory boards for TG, a major student loan guarantor, and ELM Resources. Prior to joining Regent in 2006, Leonard spent 10 years at the University of South Florida.
Leonard has an MBA from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.