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For Immediate Release
NR 10-20 (11-10-10)
Contact: Mike Stokke or Christine Quinn,
Farm Credit Administration Announces Personnel Changes

McLEAN, Va., November 10, 2010 — The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) Board today announced two personnel changes: Dale Aultman has been named Secretary to the Board, and Gary Van Meter has been named Acting Director of the Office of Regulatory Policy (ORP).

Secretary to the Board
Mr. Aultman replaces Roland Smith, who is retiring at the end of the year. “Dale has extensive experience at FCA, having served in several offices and performed a variety of roles over the years,” said Chairman Strom. “With his experience, qualifications, and professionalism, he has served the agency well, and I know that he will continue to do so as he undertakes this new role.”

Mr. Aultman has worked for FCA for more than 22 years. He is an FCA commissioned examiner and member of the National Association of Parliamentarians.

A native of Wetumka, Okla., Mr. Aultman graduated with distinction from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at the Southern Methodist University and holds a finance degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Acting Director of Office of Regulatory Policy
Mr. Van Meter was named Acting Director of ORP after Director Andrew Jacob accepted a career opportunity with CoBank, ACB, in Denver.

“Gary has extensive experience with administering the agency’s policy and regulation development program,” said Chairman Strom. “He is a highly capable and tenured professional, and I look forward to his carrying out the responsibilities of Acting Director.”

Mr. Van Meter worked as the Deputy Director of ORP for the past five years and served in the Office of General Counsel for 17 years. During his tenure with ORP, he has supervised the policy and regulatory development process, as well as the processing of prior-approval actions.

A native of Cabins, W.Va., Mr. Van Meter holds a J.D. from West Virginia College of Law and a master of law in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. He is also a certified public accountant. From 1972 to 1974, Mr. Van Meter was an enlisted member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and he was an officer in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps from 1980 to 1986. Mr. Van Meter and his wife Sheree live in Berryville, Va.; they have four children.

The Farm Credit Administration is the safety and soundness regulator of the cooperative Farm Credit System and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac). FCA charters, regulates, and examines the 99 banks, associations, and service corporations of the Farm Credit System, which makes loans to agricultural producers and their cooperatives nationwide. FCA also examines and regulates Farmer Mac, which provides a secondary market for agricultural real estate loans, rural housing mortgage loans, and certain rural utility loans. Members of the FCA Board are Leland A. Strom, Chairman and CEO; Kenneth A. Spearman; and Jill Long Thompson.

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