Northwest Farm Credit Services Names Montanans to New Leadership Roles


SPOKANE, Washington (Aug. 9, 2018) – Northwest Farm Credit Services’ Montana State President Bill Perry has been promoted to Executive Vice President-Lending and Insurance at the company, effective Jan. 1. He replaces Fred DePell, who will retire in 2019 after more than 40 years of service to the company.

Megan Shroyer, currently the company’s Montana Senior Vice President-Credit, has been promoted to replace Perry as Montana State President. Both Perry and Shroyer will serve on Northwest FCS’ management executive committee.

In announcing the leadership transition, Northwest FCS President and CEO Phil DiPofi expressed his appreciation for the service of retiring leaders and his confidence in the new leaders. “Both Bill and Megan have the experience, leadership qualities and passion for agriculture that will serve them and our customers well in their expanded leadership roles,” said DiPofi. “We are confident in their abilities to build on our success in achieving our purpose:  to improve the lives of our customers, employees and rural communities where we work and raise our families.”

As Montana state president, Perry led the Montana-based Lending and Insurance teams. Prior to that, he led the development of Northwest FCS’ Enterprise Risk Management program and served on the team that reviews and approves large and high-risk loans. Earlier in his career, he served as a relationship manager in Montana, working in the Bozeman, Havre and Billings branches. Perry was raised on his family’s cattle ranch near Judith Gap, and holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from Montana State University and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Kansas State University. Perry and his family will be moving to the company’s headquarters in Spokane.

Shroyer’s 21-year career at Northwest FCS includes service in a variety of lending and credit roles from relationship manager to senior vice president-credit. She has also worked in nearly all of the company’s branches in Montana. Shroyer grew up on an irrigated hay and livestock operation in White Sulphur Springs. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business management with minors in agriculture and agriculture economics from Montana State University. Shroyer will continue to be based in the company’s Bozeman branch.

Northwest FCS is a leading financial cooperative that supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. The company serves customers through 44 branch offices located throughout the Northwest – 11 in Montana – and its corporate headquarters office in Spokane.

About Northwest Farm Credit Services

As a member of the more than 100-year-old Farm Credit System, Northwest FCS is an $11 billion financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, commercial fishermen, timber producers, agribusinesses, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

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