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Six people have been elected to the Compeer Financial Board of Directors, including a new member.

Elections took place by mail ballot in September. Directors are elected in one of three regions, which follow the state boundaries for Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin for the 144 counties served by Compeer Financial.

Incumbents reelected to four-year terms are Kaye Compart of Nicollet, Minn.; Lori Meinholz of Middleton, Wis.; and Greg Nelson of Spring Valley, Wis.

Incumbents reelected to three-year terms are Dan Zimmerman of Rosendale, Wis., and Stephanie Wise of Joliet, Ill.

New to the board, and elected to a four-year term is Roger Newell of Williamsfield, Ill.

Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $19.5 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services.

In total, there are 17 members of the board, representing member-owners in in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. All are elected, except for three appointed directors, who are selected by the other board members to offer additional expertise to the board.

The board works together to set business direction, monitor and evaluate the operations of the cooperative, and be aware of client needs, the changing marketplace and the image of Compeer Financial.

Additionally, 24 candidates were elected to a one-year term on the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is tasked with identifying, evaluating and nominating suitable candidates for director positions and future nominating committee positions.

For a biography of the newly elected directors and a list of the nominating committee, please visit:

About Compeer Financial
Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry. Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. For more information about Compeer Financial, visit