About Michele Koch

Michele Koch is a founding board member of the DGPO and currently is the VP Professional Development. Michele is the Director of the Enterprise Data Intelligence division that includes the Enterprise Data Warehouse, Enterprise Business Analytics, Enterprise Data Management and the Data Governance Office at Navient. Michele was responsible for the successful design and implementation of the enterprise Data Governance and Data Quality Programs at Navient. Their Data Governance Program won The Data Warehouse Institute’s 2010 Best Practices Award for the Data Governance category and the 2011 Data Governance Best Practice Award. In 2016, Navient’s DG Program was selected as one of 3 finalists for the Gartner Best Information Governance and Master Data Management award. Michele has 35 years of IT experience and holds dual masters’ degrees in MIS and Computer Systems Applications from The American University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.analysis and design leadership using CASE tools to Fortune 500 companies. Her last 17 years have been spent within data administration at Sallie Mae. Currently, she is the Director of the Data Governance Office at Sallie Mae and manages the enterprise data management team.    

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