Golden State Farm Credit Executive Leadership
J. Fletcher MonroePresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Monroe has served as President and Chief Executive Officer from February 2015 to present. Previously he served as Regional Vice President of another Farm Credit organization from 2012 through 2015. Mr. Monroe also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AgVantis, our technology services provider, since January 2017. He began his career with the Farm Credit System in 1987. His career has included credit and management experience and he has been an active part of two Farm Credit Association mergers.
Walter LohseSenior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Mr. Lohse has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer since August 2017. He previously served as VP Credit Management for Golden State Farm Credit from March 2015 through August 2017. Mr. Lohse has served previously as a Loan Officer with Northern California Farm Credit, ACA. Mr. Lohse has been employed in the Farm Credit System since 1986.
Larry GragerExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Grager was hired in February 2016 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. He has previously served as Chief Financial Officer at First Mountain Bank, Big Bear Lake, CA; Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, Seattle, WA; First National Bank of Southern California, Riverside, CA and Gilmore Bank, Los Angeles, CA. He is a CPA licensed by the state of Washington and has his MBA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.
Craig MeyerSenior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Meyer has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since February 2015. Previously he served as VP Customer Service and Risk Manager from January 2014 through February 2015, and he served as Vice President-Support Services & Credit Services for AgVantis, Inc. from January 2001 through December 2013. Mr. Meyer has been employed by the Farm Credit system since 1976
Dave LehrmanSenior Vice President and Chief Appraisal Officer
Mr. Lehrman has served as Chief Appraisal Officer since January 2017. He was also appointed Senior Vice President effective January 2018. Prior to that, he served as Appraisal Manager from January 2014 through December 2016. Previously he served as Appraisal Manager for Federal Land Bank Association of Kingsburg, FLCA since 2007. Mr. Lehrman has been employed in the Farm Credit System since 1986.