Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hawes to serve on new credit firm's board

Former Shasta County Supervisor Glenn Hawes, who I featured in October, will serve on the board of directors for the new Golden State Farm Credit, which was created via a merger on New Year's Day.

From the association's press release:
The Board of Directors of Northern California Farm Credit, ACA (NCFC), and the Federal Land Bank Association of Kingsburg, FLCA (KFLBA) have announced the merger of the two associations to form Golden State Farm Credit, ACA effective Jan. 1, 2014. This new partnership brings together two well-capitalized California Farm Credit associations with more than $1.1 billion in total loans.

To maintain continuity in governance, the new association’s board is made up of directors from each region. Tom Martin (Durham) was elected chairman of Golden State Farm Credit at the December board meeting, and James Oliver (Fowler) was elected vice chairman. Other board members include:

Stephen Brown (Riverdale)
Michael Chambers (Gridley)
Harry (Rick) Cinquini (Chico)
Michael Fry (Kingsburg)
Glenn Hawes (Palo Cedro)
James Holt (Chico) – outside director
Gregory Long (Corning)
Sandra Mansfield (Davis) – outside director
George Nicolaus (Chico)
Robert Reimer (Dinuba)
George Swaner (Glenn)
John Tos (Hanford)

After the 2015 election cycle, each region will be represented by five elected director positions.

All current office locations (Chico, Red Bluff, Willows, Kingsburg and Hanford) will remain open and all staff members will stay in place with the exception of Bruce Strickler, President and CEO of Northern California Farm Credit. Strickler’s retirement after more than 27 years in his current position will coincide with the merger.

Scott Anderson, will serve as the President and CEO of the new association after serving in that capacity at Kingsburg Land Bank since 2004.

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