Jeffrey Swanhorst, Chief Executive Officer

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Jeffrey Swanhorst

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Swanhorst became CEO of AgriBank in April 2018. A more than 35-year veteran of the Farm Credit System, he joined AgriBank in 2011 as chief credit officer with responsibility for all credit functions, including Wholesale Lending, Commercial Lending, Credit Review and Credit Risk Management. He is chair of SunStream Business Services; vice chair of the Presidents Planning Committee (PPC) of the Farm Credit System and a member of the PPC Executive and Business Practices Committees; a member of the Farm Credit System Coordinating Committee; a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation; and a member of the Executive Council of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

Swanhorst previously was senior vice president of credit at CoBank. While at CoBank, he served in credit and relationship management leadership roles beginning in 1999. Prior to that, Swanhorst's Farm Credit career was in lending and management with the St. Paul Bank for Cooperatives, and he began his career as a lending officer with the Mitchell-Huron Production Credit Association in South Dakota.

Swanhorst has a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business from South Dakota State University and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking.