Meet Our Employees
In their travels to college campuses, FCA staff members are repeatedly asked what examiners do in a “typical” day, as well as what training and promotion opportunities new examiners can expect.
To help answer these questions, we asked several current employees, ranging from associate examiners to management-level employees, to describe their work experiences at FCA. These are real employees, and their accounts are in their own words.
Reading the stories below will give you a fuller understanding of the commissioning process and of the many opportunities and career paths available at FCA.
Michael Anderson, Program Manager, Operations Risk Division, Denver
"You can pretty much go exactly where you want to go in this organization. I like to be involved in projects and assignments, and FCA has provided me with the opportunity to be fully engaged in something beyond just my own job."
Patrick Fairchild, Examiner, Credit Risk Specialist, Bloomington
"Probably the best aspect about working for FCA is the staff and team philosophy. There are always staff members available who are willing to help you succeed."
Lun Nguyen, Examiner, Bloomington
"Getting to work with a lot of different people is the fun part of the job. Every exam you're on, you're doing something different, working with different people."
Jarvis Tillman, Associate Examiner, McLean
"FCA has this philosophy that no matter what you don't know, we're going to teach you everything we know. The staff goes through all these steps to get you on the same level as everybody else. Nobody is left behind."
Brianna Tomlinson, Examiner, Denver
"One of the best things about working at FCA is knowing that we play an important role in agriculture and in providing safe and sound credit to farmers and ranchers across the U.S. It's rewarding to see the role we play in the big picture."
Craig Wondra, Senior Examiner, Bloomington
"It's rewarding to work with new employees and see them learn and grow in their roles and get commissioned. It's also rewarding to see institutions take measures to become safer and stronger."
Kelli Jo Woodson, Associate Examiner, McLean
"I think one of the biggest challenges and the biggest benefits is that FCA is a smaller agency so it's somewhat like a family community….Overall, it's quite comforting."