Leadership

Executive Leadership


Jimmy Addison

Jimmy Addison, President/CEO

Jimmy has served as President and CEO of Global Financial Aid Services, Inc. since founding the company in 1996. He has over 35 years of operational experience in college administration including 16 years in top level management with a multi-college system.

Jimmy graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and immediately began working in post-secondary administration. He is associated with numerous professional organizations including the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). He has delivered training presentations to the CCA Leadership Conference, numerous State Associations of Private Postsecondary Schools and State Associations of Student Financial Aid Administrators throughout the country.



Chyrl Ayers

Chyrl Ayers, Executive Vice President/COO

Chyrl is a founding partner of Global Financial Aid Services, Inc. She has specialized in the administration of Title IV Programs in the post-secondary education industry for the past 30 years. Chyrl started as a Director of Financial Aid for a small college system and ultimately served as Corporate Director of Financial Aid. Prior to Global, Chyrl served as Director of College Operations for the Student Finance Service Center at Philips Colleges.

Chyrl is a highly respected member of the financial aid community, and her approach to the administration of Title IV funds has and always will be to make sure the student comes first. She has served as co-chairman of the Program Committee for the Mississippi Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and has presented topics on Title IV Administration for several State Associations of Private Post-Secondary Schools and State Associations of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

In addition to her responsibilities with Global Financial Aid Services, Chyrl is a Facilitator for MaxKnowledge Online Financial Aid Courses.



Leo Romano

Leo Romano, Executive Vice President/CFO

A founding partner of Global Financial Aid Services, Inc. Leo has specialized in the administration of Title IV Programs in the post-secondary education industry for the past 14 years. Leo started as a Supervisor of Title IV Accounting at a private college and ultimately worked his way up to Corporate Director of Title IV Accounting of the Student Finance Service Center at Philips Colleges.

Leo has served in numerous accounting and treasury positions throughout his career including working in manufacturing, retail and government capacities. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Business/Marketing from William Carey University.



Brian Duckworth

Brian Duckworth, Vice President/CTO

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Brian develops and oversees the automation and technology incorporated into Global's services. He has over 20 years of experience working in technology development for higher education. Prior to Global Brian served in various technology and management positions for a National Services provider with over 1,200 locations.