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Speaker Bureau

Welcome to the Speakers Bureau

Here you'll find sources for interviews, speaking engagements, contributed articles, and more. Click on the "Request an Interview" link in the profiles to connect with our experts.

Meet Our Experts

  • Rodney Patterson

    Corporate Diversity and Talent Management Officer - CoBank

    With more than 20 years of experience in the field of diversity, Rodney S. Patterson brings a wealth of knowledge to his position as Corporate Diversity and Talent Management Officer for CoBank, the Farm Credit bank serving associations in 23 states and agribusinesses nationwide.

  • James Putnam, II

    Executive Vice President, Marketing and Planning - Farm Credit East, ACA

    James Putnam is a 37-year Farm Credit System veteran and currently serves as a member of the senior leadership team for Farm Credit East, ACA, the association serving six Northeastern states.

  • William F. “Willie” Staats

    Director - Farm Credit Bank of Texas Board of Directors

    Dr. William Staats, a board-appointed director, has served on the board of directors since February 1997, and is the board’s designated financial expert.

  • Doug Stark

    President and Chief Executive Officer - Farm Credit Services of America

    Doug Stark was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit Services of America, the association serving Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Wyoming, in March 2005. Prior to that, he held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer since 1997.

  • Jeffrey Swanhorst

    EVP/Chief Credit Officer - AgriBank, FCB

    Jeff Swanhorst is Executive Vice President, Credit, and Chief Credit Officer for AgriBank, one of four wholesale banks within the Farm Credit System that serves a 15-state region in the Midwest and has assets of over $82 billion.