Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Reynolds, CEO of Farm Credit East, as Chair of its Board of Directors and Jessica Fyre, General Counsel and Chief Operations Officer of AgCountry Farm Credit Services, as the Board Vice Chair effective January 1, 2022. 

Reynolds has served as CEO of Farm Credit East since 2020. He previously served as Chief Business Officer of Farm Credit East where he provided executive leadership for all branch credit and financial services operations. He also previously served as Executive Vice President and Regional Manager. Reynolds has been with Farm Credit for 31 years, joining Farm Credit in 1990 after graduating from Hartwick College with a bachelor's degree in Management and Accounting.  

Fyre currently serves as General Counsel and Chief Operations Officer of AgCountry Farm Credit Services where she provides advice and counsel on legal, regulatory and legislative matters. She is the principal legal advisor to the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Leadership Team. Fyre provides leadership to the legal and lending services team, which provides expertise to the entire association in the areas of loan documents, collateral, real estate and title, statutory and regulatory compliance, contract review and all other legal matters impacting the association. In the COO role, she oversees efforts to refine and improve AgCountry’s business processes and practices to best serve customers while also developing and implementing business strategies related to technology.  

Marcus Knisely, President and CEO of AgCountry Farm Credit Services and current Chair of the Board, and Mark Littlefield, president and CEO of Farm Credit West and current Vice Chair, will continue to serve on FPI’s Board of Directors. Additional members include David Barbieri, SVP and Chief Information Officer at Northwest Farm Credit Services; John Barcelos, Chief Risk Officer of Farm Credit West; Briana Beebe, EVP of Human Resources of Farm Credit East; Ryan Berg, SVP and Chief Administration Officer of Farm Credit Illinois; Aaron Johnson, President and CEO of Farm Credit Illinois; and Tom Nakano, EVP, Chief Administration Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of Northwest Farm Credit Services. 



Organized in 1995, Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI) provides technology products and services to the Farm Credit System. A customer-owned service organization, FPI supports six agricultural credit associations (ACAs) from Maine to California with 100,000 members and $43 billion in Farm Credit assets. Through a customer-driven approach, FPI is improving lending for American agriculture with technology that is robust, reliable, and intuitive. Visit