Vern Griffith, EVP/CFO, Retires With 28 Years Of Service
SIKESTON, MO, September 30, 2019 – Vern Griffith retired on September 30th from Farm Credit Southeast Missouri with 28 years of service. Association President Bob Smith praised Vern for his significant contributions. Griffith joined the organization in 1991 as the incoming Chief Financial Officer when it still consisted of three separate & distinct institutions – Sikeston Production Credit Association, Caruthersville Production Credit Association, and the Federal Land Bank Association of Southeast Missouri, FLCA. In his role as CFO, Vern contributed significantly to bringing the three organizations together as a unified organization, now known as Farm Credit Southeast Missouri.
President Smith commended Griffith on his extraordinary ability to manage the finance and operations side of the business, his excellent budgeting skills and his abilities to engage constructively with regulators, examiners, auditors and a multitude of other important Farm Credit contacts. Griffith has also contributed greatly to community service through the Sikeston Lions Club and the area Boy Scouts organization, earning many leadership awards over the years in both organizations. The board of directors and employees of Farm Credit hold Griffith in the highest regard and congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement.
Headquartered in Sikeston, Missouri, Farm Credit Southeast Missouri is a $700 million agricultural lending cooperative serving Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne Counties in Southeast Missouri.