Amy H. GalesExecutive Vice President, Regional Agribusiness Banking Group
As head of the Regional Agribusiness Banking Group and Strategic Relationship Groups, Amy Gales is responsible for the bank’s middle-market U.S. agricultural cooperative customers and lending relationships with Agricultural Credit Associations. Ms. Gales oversees the delivery of credit and other financial services to these customers and is in charge of building CoBank’s business relationships with Farm Credit System partners. Ms. Gales is a member of CoBank's Management Executive Committee and serves on the Farm Credit Leasing board.
Prior to assuming this role, Ms. Gales was responsible for managing the agribusiness lending operations of CoBank’s Central Region, supporting lending in eight Midwestern states. She began her career with the former St. Paul Bank for Cooperatives, working directly with local cooperative customers in a variety of positions over a 14-year period. Subsequently she served as the chief executive officer of a grain and farm supply co-op in southern Minnesota and as executive director of an agricultural development center in South Dakota. She returned to banking in 2002, working in leadership posts at both Commerce Bank and Wells Fargo. She returned to CoBank in 2007 as regional vice president in the Minneapolis banking center.
She also serves as an executive board member for Food Bank of the Rockies and is the treasurer.
Ms. Gales earned a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in finance from the University of Minnesota.