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CEO Dave Armstrong Named to New MEDC Board
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The MEDC is a one-stop agency that works to grow Michigan’s business climate. Its business development managers work with consultants, utilities, associations and local economic development agencies to best match businesses’ needs with economic opportunities in Michigan.


CEO Armstrong Named to New MEDC Board

Dave Armstrong, CEO and President of GreenStone Farm Credit Services, has been named to the new 20-member board of the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

I am honored to be selected to the MEDC board and contribute in any way I can to our states number one mission, and thats getting our economy back on track, Armstrong said. As someone from the financial and agricultural sectors, I believe these two areas can play an important role in moving Michigans economy forward. I am grateful to Governor-elect Rick Snyder and Governor Jennifer Granholm for giving me the opportunity to serve on the MEDC board, and I look forward to helping strengthen Michigans future.

The MEDC is a one-stop agency that works to grow Michigans business climate. Its business development managers work with consultants, utilities, associations and local economic development agencies to best match businesses needs with economic opportunities in Michigan. Snyder and Granholm announced the selection to the MEDC board at a joint press conference on Monday, December 13.

Armstrong has nearly 30 years of experience with Farm Credit Services in Michigan. After his graduation from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, he started his Farm Credit career as a loan officer for the Production Credit Association of Southeastern Michigan in 1981.

In 1985 he transferred to Farm Credit Services of East Central Michigan and assumed a branch manager role until 1993 when he was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 1996 he was named the Chief Executive Officer of East Central Michigan and served in that role until 1999 when the four organizations in Michigan merged to form GreenStone Farm Credit Services. He served as the Executive Vice President of Customer Delivery until being named Chief Executive Officer effective January 2, 2009.

He completed the Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, currently serves on the boards of directors for the Michigan FFA Foundation, Michigan Livestock Expo, and Rural Partners of Michigan and is a former board member of the MSU College of Ag and Natural Resources Alumni Association.