Russell Tomky has announced his retirement from Farm Credit of Southern Colorado after 35 years of service. During his time as President and CEO, Tomky has helped the Association achieve many milestones. Under his leadership, most remarkably, Tomky led the growth of the organization to reach the mark of one billion dollars in assets. He also strengthened internal controls to protect the Association from the current regulatory environment and finally, he is responsible for taking the lead to significantly reverse deferred maintenance on buildings, positioning the Association to face the next 30 years.
The Board of Directors is excited to announce that they have hired Alan Woodard to fill the role of President and CEO. Woodard comes to Farm Credit of Southern Colorado from CoBank where he most recently served as Regional Vice President over Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Colorado. Woodard has 25 years of agricultural and commercial banking experience, primarily with the Farm Credit System. In addition to his financially related services experience, he operated a small, third generation family farm and served the ag industry in leadership roles on a variety of cooperative boards.
Woodard will take the reins of Farm Credit of Southern Colorado on October 1, 2016.