Our Board

Bill Lipinski

Chairman of the Board
CEO Farm Credit East

William J. Lipinski serves as Chief Executive Officer a position held since Farm Credit East was formed on January 1, 2010. He was previously President and CEO of First Pioneer Farm Credit. He reports to and works closely with the Board of Directors. He sets strategic direction with the Board and directs human resources, credit and services delivery, finance and customer service. Bill is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Bill began his Farm Credit career in 1979 and was promoted through a number of positions before becoming CEO. Bill is a current director and past Chairman of the Board of Farm Credit Financial Partners, a service company owned by Farm Credit East and other ACAs. He is a member of the Farm Credit System Presidents Planning Committee, a national leadership group. Bill was a former member of the Board of Directors of Pro-Fac Cooperative, Inc. He also served as director of the Farm Credit Leasing Corporation for a number of years.

Mark Littlefield

Chairman of the Human Capital and Compensation Committee
President & CEO Farm Credit West

Mark Littlefield has served as CEO of Farm Credit West since January 2011. Prior to that, he was an executive vice president since the company's founding in 2001 and has been employed in the Farm Credit System since 1984. Mr. Littlefield is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow, and serves on the Farm Credit West's Corporate Governance Committee. In addition to serving on the Board of FPI, he also serves as the chair of FPI's audit committee and also serves on the board for Farm Credit Foundations (Farm Credit centralized HR shared services).

Marcus "Marc" L. Knisely

Marc Knisely has served as President/CEO of AgCountry Farm Credit Services since January 2018. Marc began his Farm Credit career in the spring of 1981 serving in various management and leadership roles including as an association CEO since 1998. He is a graduate of Michigan State University (MSU) where he obtained a B.S. degree from the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources.

Tom Tracy

President & CEO Farm Credit Illinois

Tom Tracy has more than 20 years of banking experience at three different financial institutions. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a master's degree in business administration from Eastern Illinois University. Tom and his wife, Erin, reside in rural Piatt County with their two children, Alex and Maggie.

Tom Nakano

Chairman of Audit Committee
Executive Vice President-Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Financial Officer Northwest Farm Credit Services