Sunday announcements, business, Feb. 16

Local AAA hosting showcase

AAA/Ohio Auto Club, 191 E. Market St., Tiffin, is hosting its annual destination showcase for Mexico and the Caribbean 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

For more information or to RSVP for the event, call (419) 447-0551.

Ag Credit, Country Mortgages announce ew president

Ag Credit, Agricultural Credit Association, announced Brian Ricker as the new president and CEO effective Feb. 1. Ricker replaces retiring Neil Jordan.

Brian was promoted to chief operations officer Oct. 1 after Jordan announced his retirement, in anticipation of Ricker stepping into the CEO.

“I am honored for the opportunity to serve our cooperative in this role and look forward to a smooth transition,” Ricker said.

Ricker has more than 16 years of experience with the Farm Credit System. He became assistant vice president/branch manager for Ag Credit’s Van Wert office in 1997, was promoted to relationship manager in 2009 and chief credit officer in 2012.

Other changes to Ag Credit’s senior leadership include:

Pierce Hodnette has been named chief credit officer. He is to have direct supervision of the newly formed Agribusiness/Capital Markets Dept.

Jeff Rickenbacher has been promoted to senior credit officer, responsible for all traditional branch lending.