Lord, Albert

Former CEO, SLM Corporation

Albert Lord served as the Chief Executive Officer of SLM Corporation (also known as Sallie Mae) since December 14, 2007. Mr. Lord served as the Chief Executive Officer of SLM Corp. from 1997 to May 2005. He began his career with SLM Corporation in 1981 as its Controller. He served as Chief Executive Officer of LCL Ltd. from December 1993 to August 1997 and also served as its President from 1994 to 1997. He began his career with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell in 1967. He joined First Pennsylvania Corp. as Treasurer in 1973.

He served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Student Loan Marketing Association from 1990 to 1994 and various officer positions from 1981 to 1990. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Lord served several executive positions at Sallie Mae Inc., including Controller and Chief Operating Officer. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Sallie Mae, Inc. He serves as the Chairman of Cesar Chavez Charter Schools. He served as the Chairman of School Night for three years. He served as Executive Chairman of SLM Corporation from November 2007 to January 2008 and also previously served as its Chairman from March 2005 to November 2007. He served as Vice Chairman of SLM Corporation from January 2008 to May 2013 and previously served as its Vice Chairman from July 1997 to May 2005. He served as a Director of SLM Corporation from July 5, 1995 to May 29, 2013. Mr. Lord has been a Member of Seneca Ridge Management, LLC since 2005. Mr. Lord serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Washington Redskins Leadership Council. He served as a Director of SLM Holding Corp. until December 31, 2012. He served as a Director of BearingPoint Inc. (formerly, KPMG Consulting Inc.) from February 6, 2003 to June 1, 2009. He serves as a Director of National Academy Foundation and Children’s Choice Learning Centers, Inc. He served as an Independent Director of SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. since July 2001. He served as a Director of Student Loan Marketing Association from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Lord holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Pennsylvania State University.

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