Terry L. Hinds
Terry L. Hinds is the Chief New Markets & Assurance Officer for Compeer Financial, a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. Terry is responsible for leading Compeer’s efforts in developing new, emerging and specialty markets along with the young, beginning and small farmer program. He also leads the cooperative’s appraisal function and internal audit function in coordination with the Board’s Audit & Finance Committee. Terry previously served as the organization’s Chief Risk Officer and Chief Asset Quality and Assurance Officer. He currently serves on the Farm Credit Council System Risk Committee.
Terry earned a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking. He has spent more than 44 years in various positions within the Farm Credit System, including AgriBank, Farm Credit Bank of St. Louis and several Farm Credit associations in Illinois.
Terry is very active in his community and church, previously servicing as president of his church and school, along with a wide range of youth coaching and leadership of youth clubs. Terry currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Agri-Food Alliance, which is an independent, multi-stakeholder collaborative network, working to harness the strengths of Illinois’ food and agriculture sector. He is also a member of the External Advisory Committee for the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.