Todd is President and CEO of the Farm Credit Council, where he leads the national trade association’s efforts to represent the Farm Credit System’s interests before Congress, the Administration, and various federal regulatory agencies. He also serves on a variety of leadership bodies within Farm Credit, including the Presidents’ Planning Committee and the Business Practices Committee.
Todd has more than 30 years of experience navigating political and policy challenges in Washington, DC, working in Republican administrations, on Capitol Hill, and for the Farm Credit System. Focusing on agricultural and financial services policy, Todd has worked directly on 5 Farm Bills, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley and Dodd-Frank banking bills, and a variety of other major legislation.
Since re-joining the Farm Credit Council in 2016 as CEO, Todd focused intensely on modernizing Farm Credit’s approach to policy debates in DC. Integrating traditional lobbying efforts with a cutting-edge communications campaign and a well-developed reputation management program, Todd’s team at the Farm Credit Council today successfully promotes and defends Farm Credit’s important mission to support rural communities and agriculture.
Todd is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations.