Farm Credit Administration
1501 Farm Credit Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102-5090
For Immediate Release
NR 08-11 (07-09-08)
Contact: Martha Schober or Christine Quinn, (703) 883-4056
Web site: www.fca.gov
Mark McBeth Named Top Aide to Farm Credit Administration Chairman
McLEAN, Va., July 9, 2008 — Mark McBeth, a native of Ottumwa, has been named Executive Assistant to the newly appointed Board Chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), Leland A. Strom. His duties include advising the Chairman on policy, administrative, and management issues affecting FCA, the Farm Credit System, and the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation.
Mr. McBeth, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, began his career with the former Farm Credit Banks of Omaha where he was director of Public Relations from 1973 to 1980.
In 1980 he joined FCA, and his experience includes serving as a commissioned examiner. Other positions Mr. McBeth held within the Agency include Assistant Director of the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs and, more recently, Executive Assistant to FCA Board Member Douglas L. Flory. Mr. McBeth also served as Executive Assistant to Leland Strom prior to Mr. Strom’s appointment as Chairman and CEO.
A 1967 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Mr. McBeth lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, Kathe. His parents, Earnest and Shirley McBeth of Ottumwa, are owners of the Canteen Lunch in the Alley.
The Farm Credit Administration is the safety and soundness regulator of the cooperative Farm Credit System. FCA charters, regulates, and examines the 106 banks, associations, and service corporations of the System. System institutions make loans to agricultural producers and their cooperatives nationwide. Members of the FCA Board are Leland A. Strom, Chairman and CEO; Nancy C. Pellett; and Dallas Tonsager.
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