American AgCredit is directed and controlled by a 20-member Board of Directors. 16 directors are customers elected by customers. Four directors are appointed by the board.

GEORGE FONTES,

Chair
GEORGE FONTES
Term Expires: 2019
Committee(s): Executive

Mr. Fontes is a fourth-generation farmer in the Salinas Valley; his family operation has included beef cattle, grain hay production and vegetable farming. Currently, he owns and operates Fontes Farms LLC providing farm management services, equipment rental and repair services. He was President and co-owner of Comgro Incorporated, growing lettuce, broccoli, mix lettuce, and spinach. Mr. Fontes also serves on the board of Farm Credit Foundations headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

GARY HARSHBERGER,

Vice-Chair
GARY HARSHBERGER
Term Expires: 2023
Committee(s): Executive, Strategy & Risk

Mr. Harshberger is a farmer with an operation consisting of dryland and irrigated wheat, corn, milo and soybeans with a summer grass stocker program. Gary is currently Chairman of the Kansas Water Authority. In addition, he operates Harshberger Enterprises and Harshberger Seeds, is President of Double H Farms, Inc., and a member of Harshberger Land, LLC and Hatcher Holdings, LLC which are all involved in farm commodity production. He is also involved in the ethanol industry as a director of Conestoga Energy. Gary has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University.

JOE ALAMO,

Director
JOE ALAMO
Term Expires: 2021
Committee(s): Governance

Mr. Alamo has been a partner in Alamo Dairy and Alamo Farms since 1997. He currently milks 4,000 cows and grows nearly 4,000 acres of corn, winter forage, alfalfa, and almonds. He is also a partner in Mills Orchards LLC, currently developing 700 acres of almonds.

BERRY BORTZ,

Director
BERRY BORTZ
Term Expires: 2022
Committee(s): Compensation

Mr. Bortz farms in partnership with his family in eastern Pratt, southwest Reno and southern Wichita counties in Kansas, producing corn, wheat, soybeans, alfalfa, cotton, sorghum, and bermuda. They also have a commercial and registered cow herd along with a feedlot and recently bought into a cotton gin in Cullison, Kansas. Berry has a Bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in Agriculture.

ROBERT BOYNTON,

Director
ROBERT BOYNTON
Term Expires: 2022
Committee(s): Governance

Mr. Boynton has been actively involved in agriculture for his entire professional life, and grew up on a small family dairy farm in Humboldt County, California which he owns today. He has a Ph.D. in Ag Economics from Michigan State University. Bob has an extensive agricultural business background, having served as Executive Director of the Dairy Institute of California and as Sr. VP of Marketing & Sales for Leprino Foods. He holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.

JOHN CALDWELL,

Director
JOHN CALDWELL
Term Expires: 2020
Committee(s): Governance

Mr. Caldwell resides in Longmont, Colorado. His business experience is in cattle feeding and brokerage, grain merchandising & farming.

JIM COOKSEY,

Director
JIM COOKSEY
Term Expires: 2019
Committee(s): Governance

Mr. Cooksey resides in Roggen, Colorado. His business experience is in farming and ranching.

DEREK DAVIS,

Director
DEREK DAVIS
Term Expires: 2020
Committee(s): Audit

Mr. Davis has 28 years of executive management experience, most recently as Executive VP/Chief Operating Officer at Teac America, Inc. and has served on multiple boards. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Davis' interest in agriculture began in the 1950’s when he would visit his grandfather’s avocado grove in San Diego. He and his wife Susan have an orchard in Escondido and recently purchased an avocado ranch property in Valley Center.

RANDALL DOLL,

Director
RANDALL DOLL
Term Expires: 2019
Committee(s): Executive, Governance

Mr. Doll is a lifelong resident of Kansas. He owns Walnut River Ranch located in the Flint Hills region, which contracts agricultural properties primarily related to crop, cattle and hay production. He is the President and CEO of Capital Partners Group LLC, a training and development firm. He is also President of Doll Real Estate Services LLC, a land development and management firm. He has an extensive business background that encompasses Fortune 500 management positions including Pepsico Inc/Pizza Hut located in Wichita, Kansas and Purchase New York, as well as over a decade of experience in government including elected and appointed positions at the local and state level. He has served on the Kansas Parks and Tourism board, which is a governor-appointed cabinet level position for the State of Kansas. He holds a BA in Business from Wichita State University and a MBA from Webster University located in St Louis Missouri.

KIMBERLY CLAUSS JORRITSMA,

Director
KIMBERLY CLAUSS JORRITSMA
Term Expires: 2020
Committee(s): TBD

Ms. Jorritsma is a third generation dairy farmer and key member of Clauss Dairy Farms management team in Hilmar, CA. Clauss Dairy Farms currently includes two registered Jersey dairies, a farming operation, and employs over 40 people. She is a co-owner of Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. serving on their Board of Directors. Kimberly was the first female chairperson of the National Dairy Board and has served on many other agriculture-based boards and groups throughout her professional career. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

DR. KIRVIN KNOX,

Appointed Director
DR. KIRVIN KNOX
Term Expires: 2020
Committee(s): Compensation, Executive

Dr. Knox resides in Fort Collins, Colorado. His business experience is in energy, production agriculture, academic administration, and agriculture research.

BRIAN MALONEY,

Director
BRIAN MALONEY
Term Expires: 2021
Committee(s): Audit

Mr. Maloney is a fifth-generation farmer/rancher in South Central Kansas. The family-based operation includes wheat, corn, soybeans, sorghum, canola and beef cattle. Prior to joining the farming operation, Mr. Maloney spent twenty years working in the Farm Credit System including Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas, CoBank and the Farm Credit Administration.

KRISTIN McMENOMEY,

Appointed Director
Term Expires: 2023
Committee(s): TBD

Mrs. McMenomey resides in Potter Valley, California. She and her husband John farm 200 acres of Vineyard property in Potter Valley consisting of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. She has 21 years of government experience in purchasing, information technology, and risk management. Kristin served 17 years as a Board member of the CSAC Excess Insurance Authority Board of Directors, including Vice-President. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University.

JASON OCHS,

Director
JASON OCHS
Term Expires: 2022
Committee(s): Strategy & Risk, Compensation

Mr. Ochs is a member of Plum Creek Farms, LLC Syracuse, KS, an agricultural entity that produces dryland wheat, milo, corn, and custom farming which includes, harvesting, tillage, planting, and CRP management.

Teresa Reimer,

Director
Teresa Reimer
Term Expires: 2023
Committee(s): TBD

Ms. Reimer resides on a ranch near Kalvesta, Kansas and is a fifth-generation farmer and rancher. Her cattle operation consists of cow/calf, backgrounding, and finishing that is complemented by a dry-land farm producing wheat, sorghum and forages. Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University.

DAVID SANTOS,

Director
DAVID SANTOS
Term Expires: 2022
Committee(s): Compensation

Mr. Santos is an apricot, cherry, and almond farmer in Stanislaus County, California. He is a partner/owner in Lucich & Santos Farms and Blossom Hill Packing Company, a packing and marketing company. He also served as a board member and chair of Central Valley Production Credit prior to the merger into American AgCredit. He has been a director of American AgCredit since 2001.

LARRY M. SOLARI,

Appointed Director
LARRY M. SOLARI
Term Expires: 2022
Committee(s): Audit

Mr. Solari is a Certified Public Accountant and partner in Croce & Company Accountancy Corporation located in Stockton, California. He was appointed as an outside director of the Association Board of Directors in January 1994. He also serves on the San Joaquin County Assessment Appeals Board.

TOM STEGMAN,

Appointed Director
TOM STEGMAN
Term Expires: 2020
Committee(s): Audit, Executive

Mr. Stegman is retired. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of AgVantis. Prior to that he served in various Information Technology management positions at Farm Credit Bank of Wichita (predecessor organization to US AgBank). Mr. Stegman was raised on a family farm in southwestern Kansas and now resides in Oro Valley, Arizona.

CHARLES TALBOTT,

Director
CHARLES TALBOTT
Term Expires: 2020
Committee(s): Strategy & Risk, Governance

Mr. Talbott resides in Palisade, Colorado. His business experience is in tree fruit and wine grape production, packing, processing and marketing.

THOMAS TEIXEIRA,

Director
THOMAS TEIXEIRA
Term Expires: 2023
Committee(s): Audit, Strategy & Risk

Mr. Teixeira is partner/owner of Teixeira and Sons and grows 6,000 acres of alfalfa, almonds, cantaloupes, corn, cotton, fresh market tomatoes, processing tomatoes, and wheat. Teixeira and Sons also operate a tomato transplant greenhouse facility and are part owners in Pacific Ginning LLC, Eagle Valley Ginning LLC, and 360 Agri LLC. Pacific Ginning and Valley Ginning are cotton ginning operations and 360 is a custom cotton harvesting company.