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Farm Credit Illinois recently hired Jim Dunne, of Lakeville, Minn. as senior vice president and chief risk officer based at the financial cooperative’s central office in Mahomet, Ill.
Dunne was raised in Wisconsin and graduated from Southwestern High School in Hazel Green, Wis., before receiving his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin- Platteville. Dunne then earned a master’s degree in business administration with a concen- tration in finance from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He is also a certified public accountant.
Dunne previously worked for 12 years at TCF Bank in Wayzata, Minn., most recently as senior vice president director of enterprise risk management (ERM). He currently serves as an ERM council member with the Risk Management Association.
Dunne and his wife Lisa are relocating to Mahomet in October. They have two daughters in college – Kaitlyn and Meghan.
Farm Credit Illinois (FCI) is a farmer-owned and directed agricultural cooperative serv- ing 16,000 farmer, rural landowner, and agribusiness voting stockholder members in the southern 60 counties of Illinois. Dedicated to Helping Farm Families Succeed, FCI
provides competitive and flexi- ble financing, crop insurance expertise, and Rural 1st® country life lending. FCI man- ages a $4.8 billion loan portfo- lio, sells 1.4 million acres of crop insurance coverage, and employs 244 staff based in the Mahomet headquarters and 14 regional office loca- tions. The Association deliv- ered additional cooperative value by returning $40 million of 2020 earnings as cash patronage to member-owners in 2021. The U.S. Farm Credit System supports rural com- munities, farm families, and agriculture with reliable, con- sistent credit and financial services today and tomorrow.