February 19, 2015
Charles B. Gill, who served as governor and CEO of CFC from 1979 to 1995, passed away on February 18. He was 76. Gill followed J.K. Smith as CFC’s second governor and led the organization through a period in its history marked with several milestones with long-lasting effects. He was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2007 for his career devoted to assisting cooperatives and improving the quality of life in rural America.