John Fees is the Co-Founder and CEO of NGI Group LLC (www.nextgenins.com) a national specialty insurance marketing company. NGI is recognized nationally for its GradGuard™, the nation’s only nation's first comprehensive insurance and benefits solution specifically designed for the collegiate market. NGI also operates Sallie Mae Insurance Services and provides its benefit programs to more than 100 universities.
Fees is dedicated to building innovative technologies and benefit programs for colleges and universities who seek to promote greater student achievement. Previously, Fees cofounded, Y2M: which operated College Publisher, the nation’s largest technology provider to more than 600 college newspapers; led eGrad which emerged as the largest affinity / student loan marketing company and was acquired in 2006 by JPMorgan Chase (JPM); previously he led the affinity alumni credit card business for First USA Partners which also became part of Chase.
Fees is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he received a bachelors of science degree in History and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School where he completed a Masters in Business Administration. John Fees lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is married to Melissa Soza Fees, Ph.D. and is the father of five children. He is the Treasurer for the Arizona College Scholarship Foundation, immediate past treasurer of the Foundation for Blind Children, a Director of the Spitzer Center for Ethics. He is also an active member of University Risk Management and Insurance Association and the Professional Insurance Marketers Association.