2021 Director Election


Farm Credit East's 2021 Annual Meeting was held virtually on Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. Customers were able to participate by webinar or telephone. For more information on the annual meeting, view the Annual Meeting Information Statement.

To view the report from CEO Mike Reynolds and Board Chair Laurie Griffen, click here.

2021 Director Election

Four candidates sought election for three seats in 2021. The nominating committee conducted an extensive candidate search starting with fall Customer Service Council meetings, followed by regional conference phone calls in December and then a virtual meeting in January to determine the 2021 candidates. Members were mailed their ballots in late March and were able to cast their vote by mail-in or online ballot. The election polls closed on April 12, 2021, and the following candidates were elected to positions on the Farm Credit East Board of Directors.

Seat One

Eastern Region: Auburn, Bedford, Bridgeton, Dayville, Enfield, Flemington, Middleboro, Presque Isle and Riverhead offices. 

Lisa Preger Sellew, (63), of South Glastonbury, CT, was elected for a four-year term. Lisa is the vice president of Prides Corner Farms, Inc. in Lebanon, CT, a wholesale nursery growing more than 2,200 varieties of nursery stock, perennials, roses, trees, herbs and vegetables to supply independent garden centers, landscapers and landscape distributors throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Learn more about Lisa

Seat Two

Central Region: Burrville, Claverack, Cooperstown, Greenwich, Middletown and Potsdam offices. 

LouAnne F. King, (57), of Waddington, NY, was elected for a four-year term. LouAnne is a partner of Mapleview Dairy LLC in Madrid, NY, a family-owned 3,400 cow dairy that has 2,500 replacement heifers and approximately 5,000 cropped acres. Learn more about LouAnne

Seat Three

Western Region: Batavia, Cortland, Geneva, Hornell and Mayville offices. 

John P. Knopf, (60), of Canandaigua, NY, was elected for a four-year term. John is the principal owner of Fa-Ba Farms, LLC a dairy business consisting of 580 milking cows, 440 replacements and 850 acres of land devoted to forage production. Learn more about John

Farm Credit East congratulates the successful candidates and thanks those who served on the nominating committee. Thank you also to the more than 1,700 stockholders who exercised their right to vote.