Golden State Farm Credit Executive Leadership

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Robert Faris, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Faris has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, from April 2019 to present. He also serves as the Vice Chairman for the AgVantis Board of Directors, our technology services provider, since January 2019, and has been a member of the Board since 2014. He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer for Farm Credit Services of Colusa-Glenn, ACA. He began his career in agricultural lending in 2000. His career experience includes credit, business banking and management.

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Dave Lehrman

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Lehrman has served as Chief Appraisal Officer since January 2017. He was appointed Senior Vice President effective January 2018. Prior to that, he served as Appraisal Manager from January 2014 through December 2016. He previously 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. Mr. Lehrman became an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in February of 2020.

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Walter Lohse

Senior 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 Administration for Golden State Farm Credit from March 2015 through August 2017. Mr. Lohse previously served as a Loan Officer with Northern California Farm Credit. Mr. Lohse has been employed in the Farm Credit System since 1986.