Press Release
Heesacker to Retire as President and CEO from NSLP/Inceptia

Lincoln, Neb. (August 9, 2023) – National Student Loan Program announced today that Randy Heesacker, after over 35 years with the organization, will retire from his position as President and CEO as of October 2, 2023. Throughout his 16-year tenure in the President and CEO role, Heesacker has led the team through many changes in the industry. His leadership and dedication are shown in the rebranding of NSLP to Inceptia, the creation of a new portfolio of products and services, and navigating through the COVID pandemic despite regulatory business challenges, while successfully continuing to service a multi-billion dollar FFELP guaranty portfolio.


Heesacker credits much of this progress with gratitude to Inceptia’s Executive Management team and the continued employee commitment to outstanding service to the higher education community. “Without the dedication of the entire team, we would not have been able to thrive with innovation and diversification. I’m confident that commitment will carry Inceptia through a future of continued growth.” comments Heesacker.


The NSLP Board of Directors has named David Macoubrie as the new President and CEO. Previously, Macoubrie served as Executive Vice President and COO, overseeing Operations including the student advocate and financial aid teams. He has been with Inceptia for almost 35 years, and looks forward to leading the organization in his new role.


Macoubrie added, “Having been with Inceptia for more than 35 years, I’m honored to lead our innovative team in this new role. Randy has positioned Inceptia well for the future and we thank him for that vision. I am looking forward to our opportunities to strategically and creatively fulfill our mission to provide services and develop solutions that will benefit students, schools and communities.”


Deana Unger, who has served as the organization’s Vice President of Financial Aid Services, will assume the role of COO. In her new role, Unger will oversee the delivery of Inceptia’s products and services to students, families, colleges, and universities.


Inceptia, a nonprofit organization, provides innovation and leadership in higher education access and success through engaging and empowering students and streamlining processes. For more than 35 years, Inceptia and NSLP have helped millions of students achieve their higher education dreams at schools nationwide. Our mission is to support schools in illuminating a path towards educational and financial success for students and families, allowing them to pursue their dreams of reaching their full potential. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time delivering meaningful learning experiences across the student lifecycle that fosters education and personal development.