William J. Thone named interim AgriBank CEO
Mr. Thone began his Farm Credit career at the Farm Credit Bank of St. Louis in 1979, working in the Bank's legal department until he joined AgriBank in 1992 as assistant general counsel.
In 1999, Mr. Thone was named AgriBank's vice president and general counsel responsible for board secretary duties and governance oversight, as well as corporate legal counsel and management of the Bank's legal team.
As vice president and general counsel, he was also a member of AgriBank's executive leadership team.
The appointment is following the departure of Bill York, who left AgriBank as CEO on July 25, 2016.
Barbara Stille, senior vice president and general counsel, has been serving as acting AgriBank CEO until Mr. Thone is in place.