Farm Credit Watch: Vincent Logan named new FCA chairman and CEO

By Bert Ely

In a surprise move in October last year, President Biden designated newly appointed FCA board member Vincent G. Logan as chairman of the FCA board and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration. His term as an FCA board member expires on May 21, 2026. Logan succeeds Glen Smith, who had served as FCA’s CEO since July 17, 2019. Smith is continuing to serve on the FCA board, as is its third member, Jeffrey Hall, whose term expired on Oct. 13, 2018.

Chairman Logan is the FCA’s first Native American board member. Before joining the FCA, he was chief financial officer and chief investment officer for the Native American Agriculture Fund. In 2014, former President Barack Obama appointed him as a special trustee for American Indians at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Logan has worked in New York in both asset-based financing as a lawyer and in asset management as an investment advisor. He also served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis’s Little Rock Branch. Logan received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He also is a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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Bert Ely is a consultant specializing in banking issues. He writes ABA's Farm Credit Watch.