Mel Koller began his Farm Credit Career in 2004-2005 then returned back to the Farm Credit System in 2009; most recently as vice president and Association Direct Lending Unit (ADLU) manager. In that position, he a managed the credit team responsible for the bank’s direct loan relationship with its affiliated lending associations in the Texas Farm Credit District.
Previously, Koller was the bank’s ADLU vice president and relationship manager for Alabama Farm Credit and other associations. He also has six years of experience as an agricultural production lender, including two years with Fresno Madera Farm Credit and four years with Bank of the West, where he helped build a $210 million agribusiness portfolio.
A native of Moraga, Calif., Koller is the youngest of seven children in a farming family. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness finance from California Polytechnic State University and a master’s degree in agribusiness management from Arizona State University. He also is a graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking in Baton Rouge, La.
Jody Campbell joined Alabama Farm Credit as the Chief Risk Officer in July of 2019. As the Chief Risk Officer, Campbell works hand-in-hand with the loan officers as well as the underwriting team.
Prior to joining Alabama Farm Credit, Jody worked at the Farm Credit Bank of Texas, where he regularly worked with Alabama Farm Credit. During his tenure at FCBT he worked as a Regional Vice-President and also held positions as a credit officer, portfolio risk and analytics manager and an interest rate risk analyst.
Mr. Campbell has a Bachelors from Texas State University, an MBA from Baylor University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Karri Sumrall has been with the association since October 2003. A graduate of the University of Alabama, she received a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s of accountancy. She is a Certified Public Accountant with more than eight years of experience in public accounting.
Prior to joining the association, Mrs. Sumrall worked for public accounting firms Ernst and Young, LLC in Birmingham and Jamison, Money and Farmer P.C. in Tuscaloosa, gaining expertise primarily in the banking and manufacturing sectors.
Mrs. Sumrall was raised on a family-operated cattle farm in Cullman County. She is a member of the American Society of Women Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.