Kenneth Spearman's Passing
It is with sad hearts that we share the news that past NSAC president Kenneth Spearman recently passed. Ken was president of NSAC in 2002-2003. During that time he worked for Citrus Central in Florida as well as Florida's Natural Growers Cooperative.
In 2009, Ken became a board member on the Farm Credit Administration, appointed by then President Obama. In March of 2015 Ken became Chairman and CEO of the FCA and chairman of the board of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation. Ken stepped down from both positions in November of 2016.
While at the FCA, Ken was instrumental in the development of guidelines to help ensure the soundness and safety of the organization. The FCA adopted processes to strengthen the internal controls and other practices more closely following U.S. banking regulators.
Ken was a Vietnam War veteran having served in the Army. He leaves his wife Maria and twin daughters, Michelle Springs and Rochelle Puccia and son Dr. Kenneth Spearman to cherish his memory.