Beth Cleary, Executive Director, City of Milwaukee
Ms. Cleary has served as the Executive Director of the City of Milwaukee’s nearly $1 billion 457(b) Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan since 2017, following a six-month term as the Plan’s interim ED. Previously, she served for five years as the Deputy Director of the City of Milwaukee $5+ billion pension fund, the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS)—one of three public pension systems in the state of Wisconsin. Prior to that, Ms. Cleary was an Assistant City Attorney for Milwaukee, where she served as general counsel to the ERS for over five years.
Ms. Cleary earned her BA from Creighton University; her MA in Bioethics from the Medical College of WI; and her JD and Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Marquette University Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the Marquette Elder’s Advisor Law Journal.
Bradford Carman, Director – Solutions Product Management, AIG Retirement Services
Brad is the Director, Solutions Product Management at AIG Retirement Services. He has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years working with individual clients, plan sponsors and advisors.
Brad currently manages product solutions as part of AIG Retirement Services Individual and Plan Financial Wellness. He frequently works with plan sponsors to develop communication and education strategies to educate employees on the available student loan forgiveness programs within their industry and participates in the national webinars hosted by AIG Retirement Services for their clients.
He is a graduate of Babson College and currently resides in Arlington, MA.
Betsy Mayotte, President and Founder, The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA)
Betsy is the President and Founder of The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA). She has been working in the student loan industry doing compliance and advocacy work for over 20 years and has helped thousands of borrowers with their student loans.
Betsy has served as a primary negotiator for several federal Title IV negotiated rulemaking sessions on topics such as the use of student loans at foreign schools, loan rehabilitation and borrower defense to repayment. In addition, Mayotte frequently conducts regulatory trainings for the higher education financing industry both in the United States and as far away as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She is regularly quoted in the media on student loan issues including the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe. Betsy was born and raised in Lowell, MA and currently lives in Plymouth, MA.