WICHITA — Terry Lindley, the chief marketing officer and senior vice president of American AgCredit, is retiring after 40 years with the California-based agricultural lender.
Lindley retires on Jan. 31, capping a distinguished career and a legacy of leadership in Sonoma County agriculture and the larger community. He serves on many boards related to agriculture and education, including 20 years as a trustee of Santa Rosa Junior College where he earned an agriculture business degree in 1976.
“A true visionary, Terry founded the first marketing department in the Farm Credit System,” said Byron Enix, chief executive officer. “During his four-decade tenure, the association has realized immense growth to become the fifth largest lending cooperative in the System. Terry is respected by all and will be greatly missed. We are extremely grateful for his contributions over the years.”
“It’s been an amazing 40 years, and I’ve been lucky to have been able to take part in the growth of American AgCredit,” Lindley said. “I consider it a great honor to have served the farmers and ranchers throughout our lending area and to contribute to the greater community where we do business every day.”
Founded in 1916, American AgCredit is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, and is the nation’s fifth largest Farm Credit cooperative. American AgCredit specializes in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers throughout California, Nevada, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico, as well as to capital markets customers throughout the country.