The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (“CFC” or “the Company”) has exclusively retained Major, Lindsey & Africa to conduct a search for a General Counsel and Senior Vice President to be located in Dulles, VA. Please do not contact CFC directly; all resumes sent to CFC will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (“CFC”) provides credit and industry-leading financial products to America’s 900-plus local, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives and rural utility systems. CFC is a member-owned, public reporting company, and is exempt from federal taxes pursuant to section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Senior Vice President (“SVP”) and General Counsel is a member of the senior executive team and serves as the chief legal officer, providing legal advice and strategic leadership to the Board of Directors and other members of the executive team. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for managing all legal services for the company and its affiliates, consistent with strategic objectives and established goals of the company.
Company: CFC is a member-owned, nonprofit finance cooperative association incorporated in 1969 by and for rural electric cooperatives. Rural electric cooperatives, most of which are not-for-profit entities, were established to provide electricity in rural areas historically deemed too costly to be served by investor-owned utilities. CFC’s principal purpose is to provide its nearly 1,000 members, across 49 states, with financing to supplement the loan programs of the Rural Utilities Service (“RUS”) of the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”). CFC extends loans to its rural electric members for construction, acquisitions, system and facility repairs and maintenance, enhancements and ongoing operations to support the goal of electric distribution and generation and transmission (“power supply”) systems of providing reliable, affordable power to the customers they service. CFC also provides its members with credit enhancements in the form of letters of credit and guarantees of debt obligations.
Experience: J.D. from an accredited law school. Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience and demonstrated success and increasing level of responsibility in managing legal functions of a large financial services or similar organization. In-depth knowledge of financial and accounting principles, credit analysis, capital markets and other complex financial transactions.
Location: Dulles, VA.
Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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