James McJunkins is President and Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit Midsouth. He has management responsibility for all aspects of Farm Credit Midsouth and reports to the Board of Directors. James began his career with Farm Credit in 1984 as a loan officer in Helena. He has held other positions with the Association such as Branch Manager, Vice President of Internal Review, Vice President of Credit Supervision, and Senior Vice President of Field Operations. In 2012 James was named President, CEO.
James earned his Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Arkansas and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He currently serves on the Board of Farm Credit Foundations and with the Farm Credit Services CEO Group. James previously was a member of the University of Arkansas LeadAR program and a Paul Harris Fellow of the University Heights Rotary Club.
Shari is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Farm Credit Midsouth. She is primarily responsible for ensuring the Association’s financial information is accurately reported to all stakeholders. She began her career with Farm Credit at the Sixth District Farm Credit Bank in 1987. Since then she has served as the CFO of Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas and now fills that role at Farm Credit Midsouth.
Shari holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree with concentration in accounting and her MBA with concentration in leadership and organizational management both from Harding University. She has been a licensed CPA in the state of Arkansas since 1993.
Ralph Stewart is the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Farm Credit Midsouth. He guides our team in directing, managing and monitoring risk within the laws and policies of regulatory authorities. Prior to joining Farm Credit Midsouth, he served for a decade in the same role with Alabama Farm Credit after holding positions of progressive responsibility within the Farm Credit system. He is also a member of the Farm Credit Council Services Learning Task Force.
Ralph is a graduate of the Nashville School of Law earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2002. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management. Among the many ag/leadership awards he has earned, Stewart is most proud of his American FFA degree and two citations awarded him by the Governor of Tennessee for his work in agriculture.