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James L. Matchefts

MOHELA General Counsel
Knowledge Finance Vice Chair

Jim Matchefts Bio

Mr. Matchefts has served as General Counsel since he joined Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (MOHELA) in 2008. Prior to joining MOHELA, he served for 10 years as General Counsel to the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE). As part of his duties with MDHE, Mr. Matchefts oversaw the operation of the MDHE Student Loan Program, which is Missouri’s state-designated guaranty agency under the Federal Family Education Loan Program. For 5 years before joining MDHE, he worked in St. Louis, Missouri City Counselor’s Office, representing the City of St. Louis in various civil litigation and corporate matters.