Nancy Pellett was appointed to a six-year term on the FCA Board by President George W. Bush on November 26, 2002. She served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of FCA from May 22, 2004, until her term expired on May 21, 2008. She continued to serve as member of the Board until March 27, 2010, when her successor was appointed.  Ms. Pellett also served as Chairman of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation.  In partnership with her husband, she managed Prairie Hills, Ltd., a feedlot, cow-calf, and row-crop operation in Atlantic, Iowa, from 1966 until her appointment to the Board.  For more than 20 years, she also served as president and treasurer of Fredrechsen Farms, Ltd., a family-owned swine and row-crop operation in Walnut, Iowa.  As a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, she served as chairman of the Check-Off Division, as chairman of the Consumer Marketing Group, and most recently as a member of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board. She also was president of the Iowa Beef Industry Council.  She is a partner in Premium Quality Foods, Inc. and previously served as president and consumer marketing director for the company.  Ms. Pellett served a six-year term as a member of the Board of Regents for the State of Iowa, and was selected as a member of the Governor’s Student Aid Commission.  She is a founding member of the 4-H/FFA “Sale of Champions” committee for the Iowa State Fair.  Ms. Pellett is on the Iowa State University Foundation Board of Governors and was a member of the advisory committees for the College of Agriculture and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. A native of Walnut, Iowa, Ms. Pellett holds a B.S. from Iowa State University at Ames. She and her husband have four children.