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. He is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in agricultural economics. He began his Farm Credit career in 1979 and was promoted through a number of positions before becoming CEO. He is a current director and Chair 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. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of Pro-Fac Cooperative, Inc. and also served as director of the Farm Credit Leasing Corporation for a number of years.