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Farm Credit Mid-America Announces Planned Retirement of President & CEO Bill Johnson

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Association’s Board of Directors launching national search to fill top role

September 13, 2021    |    News Stories

Bill Johnson, President and CEO of Farm Credit Mid-America, will retire in the first quarter of 2022 after 11 years in the role and 39 years of dedicated service to the Farm Credit System.

“Bill has brought a balance to growing the association in a way that maintains quality and financial strength while also investing in people, processes and technology to evolve with our customer’s needs,” said Farm Credit Mid-America Board Chair Andrew Wilson. The financial services cooperative has grown $13.3 billion in total assets under Johnson’s leadership and serves more than 80,000 customer-owners.

“It has been an honor to work with our customers and team members as CEO, and I can’t wait to see how far the organization will go in the next ten years,” Johnson said. “The quality of customers and the dedication of team members makes for a winning combination.”

“Because of our team’s talent and commitment, we are confident that leadership transition will go well and that we will continue to provide customers with the financial services they need by a lender who keeps customers at the heart of all we do,” said Wilson.

Wilson said that the board has been focused on succession planning for many years and will soon launch a national search to fill this top role. “We remain committed to select a leader who will exemplify our values and work cooperatively to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture, one home, one farm, one business at a time.”