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Governance

Board of Directors

The Southern AgCredit Board of Directors is composed of ten members. Eight directors are customers of Southern AgCredit and are elected by the rest of the voting membership to represent the geographic regions that comprise the association’s operating territory. Two directors are elected by the other members of the board and cannot be customers, stockholders, employees or agents of any Farm Credit institution. At least one outside director is intended to bring specific financial and accounting experience to the board.

  • Kevin Rhodes, Chairman
    Cattle and Poultry Famer
    Pelahatchie, MS
  • Charles “Allen” Eubanks
    Vegetable Producer
    Lucedale, MS
  • Bryan “Scott” Bell, Vice Chairman
    Cattle, Poultry and Row-crop Farmer
    Lena, MS
  • Thomas C. “T.C.” Hall
    Cattle and Timber Farmer
    Gloster, LA
  • Reggie Allen
    Timber and Cattle Farmer
    Brookhaven, MS
  • Larry W. Killebrew
    Cotton, Corn, Soybean and Cattle Farmer
    Lexington, MS
  • John “Van” Bennett
    Cattle and Timber Farmer
    Spearsville, LA
  • Emery D. Skelton
    Retired Row-crop Farmer
    Winterville, MS
  • Lonnie “Gene” Boykin
    Wheat, Soybean and Corn Farmer
    Rolling Fork, MS
  • Linda Staniszewski
    CPA and Retired Accounting Instructor
    Hattiesburg, MS

Senior Management

Southern AgCredit’s Senior Management Team consists of experts from a variety of disciplines, including agricultural finance, banking, customer service, securities, accounting and more.

  • Joe Hayman,
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Ted Murkerson,
    Chief Credit Officer
  • Phillip Morgan,
    CPA, Chief Financial and Operations Officer
  • Ken Hobart,
    Chief Collateral Risk Officer

Audit Committee

Southern AgCredit’s Board of Directors has an independent audit committee. To ensure independence and objectivity, no committee member can be an employee or officer of Southern AgCredit. In addition, to ensure this committee has the expertise needed to carry out this very important board oversight responsibility, a member of this committee is the outside director who is appointed on the basis of their financial and audit experience. An outside director will always serve as the committee chair. (Click here to view our audit committee charter.)

Whistle Blower Hotline

A Means for Reporting Wrongful Behavior

The maintenance of high standards for honesty, integrity, impartiality and ethical conduct by employees, directors and agents* is essential to ensure Association performance and to maintain public confidence. The Association needs to know of instances where high standards are not being maintained. If you are aware of fraudulent, unlawful, or unethical behavior by our employees, directors or agents, this hotline may be used to report such information – use the phone number below or click on the link below to submit a report.  The information you provide through this program is strictly confidential, and your right to anonymity is guaranteed. The hotline is NOT a substitute for routine communications within our organization between Associates and their supervisors and managers, particularly as to workplace duties. Likewise, it does not replace communications with HR staff about benefit issues or other job-related issues. The Whistle Blower Hotline is an additional communication tool for specific types of situations, and it is provided because we believe that it is a good business practice to do so. Regular business matters that do not require anonymity should be directed to the employee’s supervisor and should not be submitted using this service.

Option 1:

Call the Whistle Blower Hotline at (844) 805-0097
(Toll-free within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada)

Option 2:

File a report at http://www.southernagcredit.ethicspoint.com

*Agents is defined by Farm Credit Administration as “any person, other than a director or employee, who currently represents a System institution in contact with third parties or who currently provides professional services to a System institution, such as legal, accounting, appraisal and other similar services.”

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