Thomas Farmer has been Metra’s CFO since November 2011. He oversees Metra’s accounting, finance, budget, grant management, contract management and information systems teams. In this role, Mr. Farmer is responsible for creating and managing a set of financial systems which is fully integrated and responsive to the needs of internal and external customers.
Mr. Farmer brings finance, accounting and IT experience from several well respected corporations such as the Ford Motor Company and Precision Castparts. With a broad variety of past successes, he brings experience, vision, direction, best practices and leadership to the Metra team.
Mr. Farmer was born in Chicago and has lived in northeast Illinois most of his life. He earned BA and MBA degrees from Michigan State University. He has over two decades of experience in Accounting and Finance, most of it at the Controller and CFO level, with several large corporations.