CFC’s senior leadership team and key staff have extensive experience in rural utility finance, operations and management. The chief executive officer and senior leadership team manage CFC's operations and carry out the board's directives.
Andrew Don is the chief executive officer of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), a position he assumed in 2021. Prior to that, as CFC senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2013, Don had oversight of the company’s treasury and finance group and the generation and transmission portfolio management function. Under his tenure as finance chief, CFC was the leading private market provider of credit and liquidity to the electric cooperative network. Before assuming the CFO post, Don served CFC as treasurer, vice president of capital market relations and director of loan syndications. His supervision included all funding operations for CFC, investor relations, banking relations, rating agency liaison and syndications on behalf of CFC members.
Prior to joining CFC in 1999, Don held the position of vice president and manager of the Washington, D.C., Loan Production Office for The Bank of Tokyo–Mitsubishi (now Mitsubishi United Financial Group). He started his banking career with the Bank of Montreal in New York in 1984 and subsequently was a vice president of corporate banking for The Bank of New York from 1987 to 1990. Don serves on the board of directors for ThanksUSA, a charitable organization dedicated to providing scholarships and pathways to employment for the spouses and children of America’s men and women in uniform. He received a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.
Joel Allen was named chief banking officer in 2023. Prior to that, he was CFC’s senior vice president of Member Services (now Portfolio Management) since 2014. He manages member services and loan underwriting for generation and transmission and electric distribution systems throughout the country. In his 32 years at CFC, Allen has held various roles including underwriting loans, analyzing capital markets funding sources, managing a collection of diversified consumer financing products and managing a credit delivery group.
Allen earned a degree in finance from Old Dominion University and an M.B.A. degree with a concentration in finance from George Washington University.
Gary Bradbury was named CFC’s chief operating officer in 2022. He has responsibility for internal audit, human resources, employee development, facilities, physical security, corporate insurance, the business center, cybersecurity and information technology. Bradbury previously served as senior vice president of corporate services and also as vice president of internal audit and enterprise risk management (ERM) for 20 years. He led the internal audit function and conducted reporting to the CFC Board of Directors and the boards of two affiliate organizations. He also created the initial ERM program and facilitated ongoing activities under the direction of executive management and the CFC board.
Bradbury holds a B.S. in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University at University Park and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Virginia. During his 28-year auditing career, he obtained the following certifications from the Institute of Internal Auditors: Certified Internal Auditor; Controls Self-Assessments; Risk Management Assurance; and Financial Services Auditor.
Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
As Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Brad Captain has responsibility for corporate communications, meetings and conferences, financial training and federal relations.
Prior to joining CFC in 1999, Captain served as a special assistant to the undersecretary of rural development at USDA. His responsibilities at USDA included rural utilities and economic development issues. Captain also worked for NRECA as a government relations and communications consultant. Captain began his career as policy director for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana. He graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a degree in economics and public policy.
Nathan Howard was named senior vice president and general counsel in 2022. In this role, he oversees general corporate matters, legal services, governance, litigation and corporate compliance. Howard joined CFC in 2014 and was appointed assistant general counsel in 2020, focusing on corporate compliance, vendor contracts, SEC filings, member loans and general corporate matters.
Prior to CFC, Howard served as vice president and general counsel at an electric vehicle manufacturing start-up. He also spent more than 10 years working at law firms in New York City and Washington, D.C., on a variety of corporate matters and transactions, including advising companies on their corporate governance, funding activities, structure and legal compliance. Howard received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jill Maison was named senior vice president of CFC’s Relationship Management Group in December 2022. She is responsible for delivering a focused approach in meeting the unique needs of generation and transmission (G&T) and distribution cooperatives by delivering financial and credit products and services while enhancing relationships across the electric cooperative network.
Maison has more than 25 years of financial services experience, with 17 of those years at CFC where she rose through the credit risk management ranks to the G&T lending team. She most recently was the vice president of G&T Portfolio Management. In that role, she successfully established the strategic direction and performance metrics for the G&T team that comprises relationship management and credit staff.
Maison earned a degree in economics from Rutgers College and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Seton Hall University.
Mo Saleh was appointed CFC’s senior vice president and chief risk officer in 2021. Saleh has oversight of CFC’s Enterprise Risk Group, which includes enterprise risk management, credit risk management, credit standards and policy, counterparty credit risk, special situation management, asset-liability management, macroeconomic and financial market research, and pricing of CFC’s loan products.
Saleh rejoined CFC in 2016 after leaving the company in 2005 to pursue a career in commercial banking and international financial regulation. During his tenure at CFC, Saleh has held various positions across the Treasury and Finance Group including vice president of financial risk management. Previous roles included responsibility for CFC’s short-term funding and treasury operations, overseeing CFC’s investment portfolio and hedging interest rate risk.
Saleh holds a B.S. in corporate finance from the University of Maryland, College Park (magna cum laude) and an M.B.A. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Ling Wang was named CFC’s senior vice president and chief financial officer in 2021, assuming oversight of CFC’s Treasury and Finance Group.
Wang joined the company in 1999. During her tenure at CFC she has held various positions within CFC’s finance department, including vice president of Capital Markets and vice president of Capital Markets Relations. Her previous roles included responsibility for CFC’s long-term funding and treasury operations, investor and banking relations, rating agency engagements, loan syndication and loan sale functions.
Wang holds a B.S. in finance from George Mason University and an M.B.A. and M.S. from the University of Maryland College Park, is a Certified Public Accountant and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.