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The association is managed by a 10-member Executive Team (ET) who provide strategic direction and leadership for the association, ensuring American AgCredit continues to fulfill its mission to be the best lender to agriculture.

Curt Hudnutt

Curt Hudnutt

Chief Executive Officer

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Mr. Hudnutt joined American AgCredit as President and Chief Executive Officer in October of 2020. He previously led the Rural division for Rabobank, North America. Mr. Hudnutt has over 18 years of agricultural banking experience and has served in a variety of leadership roles including operations, business development, underwriting, and risk management.

Greg Somerhalder

Greg Somerhalder

President and Chief Operating Officer

Wichita, Kansas

Mr. Somerhalder was promoted to Chief Operating Officer on March 1, 2014. He previously served as Chief Corporate Strategist since 2013. He has over 35 years experience with Farm Credit in many areas of banking, including lending, credit, risk, and strategy. Mr. Somerhalder serves as a director of Farm Credit System Associations Captive Insurance Company.

Rachel Angress

Rachel Angress

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Cotati, California

Ms. Angress was promoted to General Counsel in September, 2013. She previously served as Deputy General Counsel from 2012. She has over 26 years of legal experience, including years of civil and bankruptcy litigation and general legal representation for many local financial institutions.

Mike Banks

Mike Banks

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit & Risk Officer

Greeley, Colorado

Mr. Banks has served as Chief Credit Officer since January 1, 2017. He most recently (since March 2013) served as Senior Vice President for American AgCredit, leading the Association’s Credit Management Department. He has over 23 years of service to the Farm Credit System, primarily focused in various lending and credit functions.

Rich Hollis

Rich Hollis

Executive Vice President and Chief People Experience Officer

Columbia, Illinois

Mr. Hollis joined American AgCredit as Chief People Experience Officer in March of 2021. He brings over 25 years of executive leadership in the agricultural industry. Most recently, Mr. Hollis served as a member of the Executive Team for The Maschhoffs, the fifth largest pork production company in the U.S., leading the people strategies, environmental and sustainability initiatives, and generational transfer programs. Prior to that, Mr. Hollis led Rabobank’s people strategies.

Sarah Kolell

Sarah Kolell

Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer

Overland Park, Kansas

Ms. Kolell currently serves as the Chief Brand Officer, leading the Communications, Legislative Affairs, Marketing, and Events/Multimedia functions that connect American AgCredit and our employees with our customers and communities. In addition, she is responsible for Terrain, the research and analytics group that provides customers with business insights. Ms. Kolell has more than 20 years of experience in journalism, public relations, integrated marketing, research and analytics, and corporate communications.

Paula Olufs

Paula Olufs

Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

Petaluma, California

Ms. Olufs currently serves as the Chief Customer Officer where she leads the centers of excellence for customer experience, product development and product delivery, uniting the Association around a common vision and strategy for customer experience from the customer’s perspective.  Prior to her current position she served as the Chief Innovation Officer since 2016. She has over 34 years of Farm Credit experience.

Jerry Rose

Jerry Rose

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Financial Officer

Wichita, Kansas

Mr. Rose has served as Chief Strategy Officer since 2021 and previously served as Executive Vice President – Chief Risk Officer since 2013 and Senior Vice President–Risk Management since 2012. He has held risk and financial management roles for the past 29 years in the Farm Credit System.

Lynn Scherler

Lynn Scherler

Executive Vice President and Chief Alliance Officer

Denver, Colorado

Mr. Scherler assumed the role of Chief Alliance Officer in September 2021 and is charged with leading the alliance and partnership efforts. Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Lending Officer since joining American AgCredit in 2017. Before joining American Ag Credit Mr. Scherler served in a variety of roles for CoBank and as Interim President & CEO of Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas from October 2015 – March 2016; Mr. Scherler has a total of 25 years of banking experience, 22 of which have been in the Farm Credit System, with experience in the areas of relationship management, credit, and strategy.

Gary Van Schuyver

Gary Van Schuyver

Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer

Monterey, California

Mr. Van Schuyver assumed the role of Chief Banking Officer in September 2021. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Van Schuyver held positions as the Senior Vice President – Corporate Banking and as Senior Vice President–Western District. He has over 34 years of service to the Farm Credit System, primarily focused on corporate finance, loan syndications, and agribusiness lending.

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