President / Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 26 years. Appointed CEO on January 1, 2019. Served as EVP/COO effective July 15, 2018 when CFO Malinda Thimmesch was hired. Previously, Zeka served as EVP/COO/CFO effective January 1, 2016. Served jointly as Executive Vice President/COO/CFO for East Central and Chisholm Trail in 2015. Served as Acting President and CFO, then Interim President and CFO for East Central from September 2014 through December 2014. Served as CFO for East Central from 2008 until September 2014. Previously served as a Vice President for U.S. AgBank from 1999 to 2008.
Executive Vice President / Chief Credit Officer (CCO)
Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 26 years. Appointed EVP/CCO effective January 1, 2016. Served jointly as EVP/CCO for Chisholm Trail and East Central in 2015. Served as EVP/CCO for Chisholm Trail from April 2002 through December 2014, and as Vice President – Credit for Chisholm Trail from January 1997 to April 2002.
Executive Vice President / Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 40 years. Appointed EVP/CRO effective January 1, 2016. Served jointly as EVP/CRO for East Central and Chisholm Trail in 2015. From May 2007 through 2014, served as Chief Credit Officer for East Central. Prior to 2007, directed the internal credit and operations review program for East Central.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Total Farm Credit System experience exceeds 16 years. Appointed CFO effective July 16, 2018. Prior to 2016, directed enterprise data stewardship at American AgCredit and served on the Farm Credit System information data warehouse workgroup from April 2015 to June 2018. Previously served as Manager of Financial Reporting for CoBank from January 2012 to March 2015 and U.S. AgBank from July 2002 to December 2011.