Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI) announced today the expansion of its board of directors with five new appointments. The board of directors welcomes David Barbieri, senior vice president, chief information officer at Northwest Farm Credit Services; John Barcelos, senior vice president, chief risk officer at Farm Credit West; Briana Beebe, executive vice president of human resources at Farm Credit East; Ryan Berg, senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Farm Credit Illinois; and Jessica Fyre, executive vice president, general counsel at AgCountry Farm Credit Services. 

“We are pleased to welcome David, John, Briana, Ryan, and Jessica to our board of directors and value the additional knowledge and diversity they will bring,” said Bill Lipinski, Interim President. “They join us at an exciting time as we transform our technology strategy to support our agricultural credit association Partners in modernizing the lending experience for borrowers. Given their skills and expertise, we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives that complement our current board members.”  

FPI’s current board members include Marcus Knisely, chairman of the board, president and CEO of AgCountry Farm Credit Services; Mark Littlefield, vice chairman of the board, president and CEO of Farm Credit West; Tom Nakano, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer at Northwest Farm Credit Services; Michael Reynolds, CEO of Farm Credit East; and Aaron Johnson, president and CEO of Farm Credit Illinois.  

About David Barbieri 

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Northwest Farm Credit Services 

David Barbieri grew up in Spokane, Washington, where his exposure to agriculture involved working in his family’s diverse businesses, including dairy processing. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. With Northwest FCS since September 2014, David is responsible for strategic planning, technology, security and project management. 

About John Barcelos  

Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Farm Credit West 

Mr. Barcelos has served in his current position since October 2015. He served as senior vice president (and vice president) of Enterprise Risk Management from 2011 to 2015. From 2003 to 2010, he served as a lender in Farm Credit West’s Tulare Dairy Center. Mr. Barcelos has been employed in the Farm Credit System since 2003.  

About Briana Beebe 

Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Farm Credit East 

Briana S. Beebe serves as Executive Vice President of Human Resources. She leads all of Farm Credit East’s human resource programs including benefits, recruiting, employee engagement, training, compensation and many other special projects. She joined Farm Credit in 2002 and served as loan officer in the Middleboro branch for seven years before transitioning to her current role in Human Resources. She is Chair of Farm Credit East’s Human Resources Committee and serves on the CoBank Welfare Benefits Committee. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in animal science/ag business. She is also a graduate of LEAD New York and Farm Credit’s Leadership Development Program. 

About Ryan Berg 

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Farm Credit Illinois 

Ryan began his Farm Credit career in 1999 as a loan accounting administrator. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois and also holds a CPA certificate. Ryan has a son, Alec, and resides in Mahomet. 

About Jessica Fyre 

EVP General Counsel, AgCountry Farm Credit Services 

Jessica Fyre currently serves as EVP General Counsel where she provides advice and counsel on legal, regulatory and legislative matters and is the principal legal advisor to the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Leadership Team. She 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. 

About Farm Credit Financial Partners  

Organized in 1995, Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc. (FPI) is the largest and most innovative provider of 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 partner-driven approach, FPI is improving lending for American agriculture with technology that is robust, reliable, and intuitive. Visit