Leadership

GreenStone Leadership

With over 100 years of experience, the executive management team for GreenStone is a tenured, talented and knowledgeable leadership group. They possess the skills needed to guide GreenStone in the 21st Century and to make its vision to be rural America's first choice for financial services a reality.

These individuals have helped customers during the up-and-down cycles of agriculture. Through their leadership, GreenStone is committed to promoting the success of its customers and financing the growth of rural America.

Dave Armstrong
David Armstrong
President & Chief Executive Officer
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Dave Armstrong serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GreenStone Farm Credit Services. He reports directly to the association’s board of directors and provides executive leadership to GreenStone. He is charged with effectively managing the association to fulfill its vision and mission. In addition to his leadership, Armstrong brings more than 35 years of experience with Farm Credit Services (FCS) in Michigan.
Armstrong is a graduate of Michigan State University (MSU) where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. He also completed the Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is active in the local community, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Livestock Expo, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee, the Farm Credit System Captive Insurance Company, and Crystal Flash.
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Paul Anderson
Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer
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As GreenStone Farm Credit Services’ chief credit officer, Paul Anderson is responsible for maintaining sound lending operations including underwriting, approvals, credit policies and procedures, and credit administration. Paul brings more than 30 years of experience with the Farm Credit System.
Paul completed the University of Wisconsin’s Farm and Industry Short Course prior to attending the University of Wisconsin – River Falls where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in farm management and animal science. He is a graduate of the Minnesota Risk Management Association Commercial Lending Academy as well as the Graduate School of Banking program at Louisiana State University. Currently, Paul is a member of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) board of directors appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder and a member of the Chicago Federal Reserve Economic Advisory Committee.

Beth Barker
Bethany Barker, SPHR
Executive Vice President &
Chief Human Resources Officer
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As the chief human resources officer for GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Beth Barker provides broad workforce management focus that supports the organization’s efforts to be a marketplace leader and a desirable place to work. Her human resources team provides services to managers and employees throughout the association, including organizational assessment and planning, performance management, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits administration, and employee relations. 

A veteran human resources leader, Barker has more than 25 years of experience in the field and has led the human resource team at GreenStone since joining the association in 1998.

Barker graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and human resources management. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management, World at Work, Greater Lansing Society of Human Resources Management and serves on the Board of Great Lakes Leadership Academy.
Travis Jones
Travis Jones
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
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As chief financial officer, Travis Jones provides strategic and operational leadership regarding issues affecting GreenStone Farm Credit Services’ long range financial viability, as well as day-to-day financial and operational activities. He leads the association’s financial and branch operations, including loan accounting, financial analysis, financial reporting and loan pricing. He also directs the association’s capital planning and utilization.

Jones began his career in public accounting in 1989 with Deloitte & Touche and joined Republic Bancorp Inc. in 1993. He serving a variety of roles before becoming the vice president and accounting administration manager after Republic's the merger with Citizens Bank in 2006.
Jones has been with GreenStone since 2007, is a certified public accountant, and a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is a member of the Michigan Finance Authority board of directors appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder.  

Steve Junglas
Steve Junglas
Executive Vice President,
Chief Information Officer, & Chief Security Officer
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As executive vice president, chief information officer and chief security officer, Steve Junglas is responsible for defining and developing business solutions that will enable GreenStone to achieve its strategic goals, delivering cost savings through improved processes, information security, and helping to drive additional revenue through information technology innovation. Junglas also serves as the executive director of the Centric Technology Collaboration, which is owned and operated by ten Farm Credit associations, including GreenStone.

An information technology industry veteran, Junglas began his career at GreenStone in 2003 and served in a variety of capacities before being named Chief Information Officer in 2012. 

Junglas is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Eli Broad School of Business with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. In addition, he is an active member of the Capital Area IT Council.
Pete Lemmer
Peter Lemmer
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel
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As chief legal counsel, Pete Lemmer provides advice and counsel on legal, regulatory, or legislative matters involving GreenStone Farm Credit Services, and acts as the chief in-house legal advisor for the organization. 

Lemmer joined GreenStone in September 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney. He has managed all aspects of in-house and outside legal matters and is experienced with federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to the financial services industry, publically held companies and the Farm Credit System.

Lemmer attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, graduated from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He is an active member of the Michigan Bar Association, and American Corporate Counsel Association. Lemmer was presented with the Phelps-Martin Award for Community Service for his volunteer work with local youth and refugee groups and, was appointed in 2013 to serve on the Michigan Public Service Commission by Gov. Rick Snyder.

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Melissa Stolicker
Executive Vice President & Chief Internal Auditor
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As chief internal auditor, Melissa Stolicker designs, plans, implements, and monitors an all-inclusive audit program for GreenStone Farm Credit Services. The audit program includes a risk based approach to evaluating credit, collateral, financial, technology, and operational internal controls. The audit process is designed to ensure regulatory compliance and enhance GreenStone’s overall financial soundness.

Stolicker is a certified public accountant (CPA), and has more than 12 years of public accounting and auditing experience, with a major focus in the financial institutions industry. She began her career in 1992 with Plante & Moran, PLLC where she held the position of audit manager. She joined GreenStone in 2004, and was named chief internal auditor in 2009.

Stolicker graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She is an active member of the American Institute of CPA’s, Michigan Association of CPA’s, and the Institute for Internal Auditors.

Meet Our Board of Directors

As a cooperative, GreenStone is governed by a 16-person board that provides overall direction to leadership.