WASHINGTON, October 8, 2015 – The Farm Credit Council Board of Directors selected Todd Van Hoose to serve as their new council president and CEO, replacing Ken Auer when he retires in early 2016. 

Van Hoose currently serves as CoBank's senior vice president of government affairs. Prior to joining CoBank, he was senior vice president of government affairs for The Farm Credit Council. He also has held positions on Capitol Hill and with USDA, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations from the University of Kentucky

Todd will officially join the council staff in December, and then transition into the president and CEO position upon Ken's retirement. 

“Todd brings a wealth of System and Washington experience. We are confident that he will build on Ken's legacy of leadership and success,” noted Curtis Hancock, chairman of the Farm Credit Council Board of Directors, in an internal email. 

“We would like to thank Ken for his service to the Farm Credit System,” continued Hancock. “Ken's Farm Credit career spans more than three decades, with over sixteen years as the Council’s President and CEO. His leadership has seen the System through multiple key legislative and regulatory efforts and his accomplishments will have a lasting impact on the shared success of the System and its customers. We wish him and his family all the best for the future.”


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