Farm Credit Administration



1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, VA 22102-5090

Phone, 703-883-4000. Fax, 703-734-5784. Internet,

Farm Credit Administration Board:

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nancy C. Pellett

Members of the Board Douglas L. Flory, Dallas P. Tonsager

Secretary to the Board Jeanette C. Brinkley


Chief of Staff Keith Heffernan

Executive Director for Planning and Projects Roland E. Smith

Director, Congressional Affairs Martha Schober

Director, Office of Communications and Public Carl Clinefelter, Affairs Acting

General Counsel Charles R. Rawls

Associate General Counsels Kathleen V. Buffon, Victor A. Cohen

Inspector General Stephen G. Smith

Director, Office of Examination and Chief Thomas G. McKenzie


Director, Office of Policy and Analysis C. Edward Harshbarger, Acting

Director, Office of Secondary Market Oversight Andrew D. Jacob

Director, Office of the Chief Administrative Philip J. Shebest


Director, Office of the Chief Financial Officer W.B. Erwin

Director, Office of the Chief Information Doug Valcour


Director, Equal Employment Opportunity and Eric Howard


Designated Agency Ethics Official Kathleen V. Buffon


The Farm Credit Administration is responsible for ensuring the safe and sound operation of the banks, associations, affiliated service organizations, and other entities that collectively comprise what is known as the Farm Credit System, and for protecting the interests of the public and those who borrow from Farm Credit institutions or invest in Farm Credit securities.

The FarmCredit Administration (FCA) was established as an independent financial regulatory agency in the executive branch of the Federal Government by Executive Order 6084 on March 27, 1933. The Administration carries out its responsibilities by conducting examinations of the various Farm Credit lending institutions, which are Farm Credit Banks, the Agricultural Credit Bank, Agricultural Credit Associations, and Federal Land Credit Associations. It also examines the service organizations owned by the Farm Credit lending institutions, as well as the National Consumer Cooperative Bank(also known as the National Cooperative Bank).

FCA policymaking is vested in the Farm Credit Administration Board,


whose three full-time members are appointed to 6-year terms by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. One...

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