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TERI names Amy W. Bizar new Vice President & General Counsel


TERI (The Education Resources Institute) has named Amy W. Bizar Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Bizar brings more than 30 years of legal experience to TERI and is a recognized expert in financial services law, bank regulation, credit card operations, and consumer lending compliance.

“We are delighted that Amy Bizar has agreed to join TERI. Her extensive legal experience and financial services expertise will further TERI’s work to promote educational opportunities for all,” said Willis J. Hulings III, TERI President and Chief Executive Officer.

Most recently, Ms. Bizar served as General Counsel and Secretary at The Reserve Funds in New York City. Prior positions also include Vice President and Senior Counsel at GE Capital Corporation, General Counsel and Secretary of Fleet Bank of Massachusetts, and Assistant General Counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She is also an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law, teaching a course in Consumer Financial Services Law. Ms. Bizar received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston University and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

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TERI (The Education Resources Institute), a nonprofit organization in Boston, Massachusetts, promotes educational opportunities for all through its College Access and Loan Guarantee Programs.

TERI’s Loan Guarantee programs help students close the gap between education costs and their other resources such as financial aid, savings and family support. As the largest and oldest guarantor of private (non-government) student loans with more than $9 billion in outstanding guarantees, TERI brings together lenders, schools, students and families to make available low-cost, high quality financing for postsecondary education. The organization also works in a very successful strategic alliance with First Marblehead Corporation in this effort.

TERI manages college access programs that target low-income individuals and those who are the first generation in their families to attend college. These programs raise student and adult aspirations to include college and other post-secondary education, provide guidance and information directly to students and their families on planning and paying for college, and support increased student achievement in middle and high schools. TERI is also a national leader in promoting strategies for improving college access.

TERI is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 corporation. For additional information, visit or