Release date: 11/1/2016
STATESVILLE, NC – Vance C. Dalton Jr., Carolina Farm Credit CEO, recently recognized employees for their years of service. Employees who reached five-year incremental service anniversaries in 2015-2016 were recognized at a ceremony during the annual employee appreciation day held at The Farm at Brusharbor in Concord, NC.
“Being a service organization our people are our greatest asset,” said Dalton. “We are thankful for all of our employees and are especially grateful for the dedicated years of service provided to agriculture and rural America, by those who have achieved these career milestones.” Carolina Farm Credit has 223 employees throughout its 32 branch offices and administrative offices.
Employees recognized were:
40 years of service: Jay Cook- Chief Credit Officer, Statesville Administrative Office.
35 years of service: John Ervin- Loan Officer, Statesville, Gary Hastings- Regional Manager, Shelby, Wayne Higgins- Senior Vice President Home Loans, Asheville, Michelle Marsh- Loan Assistant, Siler City, Paul Matheny- Appraiser, Spindale, James Taylor- Senior Relationship Manager, Salisbury, Judy Wilkerson- Loan Officer, Roxboro, Marsha Williams- Loan Officer, Wilkesboro.
30 years of service: Tim Merritt- Loan Officer, Rural Hall, Philip McAuley- Appraiser, Concord, David Price- Credit Manager, Jefferson, Jill Sigmon- Loan Officer, Conover, Frances Webb- Branch Office Coordinator, Burnsville.
25 years of service: Andrea Griffin- Loan Officer, Albemarle, Maggie Hamm- Chief Marketing Officer, Statesville Administrative Office, Kim Jamerson- Regional Support Specialist, Burnsville, Sherry Palmer- Branch Office Coordinator, Murphy, Suzette Smith- Loan Officer, Shelby, Marshall Watson- Vice President Corporate Lending, Monroe.
20 years of service: Amy Austin- Branch Office Coordinator, Albemarle, Bruce Arrington- Loan Officer, Asheville, Teresa Dabbs- Loan Officer, Yanceyville, Charlie Griffin- Information Systems Specialist, Asheville, Chris Scott- Chief Financial Officer, Statesville Administrative Office.
15 years of service: Jonathan Almond- Work Out Loan Officer, Statesville Administrative Office, Debbie Cox- Head Loan Processor, Liberty, Bonnie Fields- Loan Assistant, Lexington, Carol Lamberth- Loan Assistant, Statesville, Kevin McGee- Loan Officer, Yadkinville, Bill Miller, Loan Officer, Graham, Stephanie Turner Murphy- Regional Support Specialist, Lincolnton, Julie Rinehart- Accountant I, Statesville Administrative Office, Debra Robinson- Loan Assistant, Murphy, JoAnne Sanders- Accountant, Liberty, Doris Steele-Loan Assistant, Salisbury, Tonja Walker- Assistant to Executive Management, Graham.
10 years of service: Jeremy Ballard- Loan Officer, Burnsville, Tommy Bouchard- Information Systems Specialist, Statesville Administrative Office, Kris Brzescinski- Information Systems Specialist, Statesville Administrative Office, Sheldon Capps- Home Loan Specialist, Hendersonville, Chris Coggin- Home Loan Processing Manager, Liberty, Peggy Gillispie- Branch Office Coordinator, Asheboro, Tom Haarmann- Financial Planning Manager, Statesville Administrative Office, Carolyn Holt- Branch Office Coordinator, Conover, Erica Maness- Loan Specialist/Compliance, Asheboro, Naomi Miller- Loan Assistant, Statesville, Sherri Nawrocki- Branch Office Coordinator, Statesville, Carey Owens- Loan Officer, Graham, Jessica Rash- Home Loan Specialist, Browns Summit, Kristen Renegar- Loan Assistant, Statesville, Blair Robertson- Credit Analyst, Graham, Reba Rumple- Information Systems Assistant, Statesville Administrative Office, Jaymee Smith- Loan Assistant, Lenoir, Bart Taylor- Loan Officer, Yadkinville, Lance Wardlaw- Loan Officer, Pilot Mountain, Ashley Wayne- Loan Assistant, Wilkesboro.
5 years of service: Debbie Ammons- Loan Assistant, Taylorsville, Chris Awtrey- Home Loan Specialist, Siler City, Ben Cabaniss- Loan Officer, Lincolnton, Rosa Beasley- Human Resources Assistant, Statesville Administrative Office, Sylvia Brailey- Compliance Specialist, Asheboro, Jennifer Carver- Loan Officer, Graham, Chloe Enoch, Branch Office Coordinator, Graham, Justin Hopkins- Home Loan Specialist, Boone, Taylor Jones- Home Loan Specialist, Browns Summit, Jeremy Lee- Loan Officer, Conover, Elizabeth Malan- Attorney, Statesville Administrative Office, Melanie McLeod- Loan Officer, Ellerbe, Bailey Medlin- Branch Office Coordinator, Monroe, Jamie Phillips- Appraiser, Carthage, Lisa Scott- Branch Office Coordinator, Sparta, Tonie Turner- Loan Assistant, Shelby, Vickie Young- Loan Officer, Jefferson.
These individuals represent almost 1,400 years of agricultural lending experience, and are another reason why Carolina Farm Credit is the leader in agricultural lending in Western North Carolina.
Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 32 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.
For 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,200 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.
Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2015 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are L. Kim Starnes, Chairman, Salisbury; W. Rex Bell, Vice-Chairman, Statesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.
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