MANKATO — AgStar Financial Services president and chief executive officer has announced his retirement, effective immediately.
Paul DeBriyn, however, will stay on for the next nine months serving as strategic advisor for the organization.
He will officially retire from AgStar April 1.
The organization's board of directors has not yet chosen a successor. Until a new CEO is named, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Rod Hebrink is serving as interim CEO.
AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, has more than 600 full-time employees. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and serves 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s expertise is in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries.