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Farm Credit Announces New Chief Credit Officer

September 30, 2020, 07:05 AM

Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced that Credit Manager Brad Hewitt, has transitioned into the role of Chief Credit Officer and will continue serving out of the Harrisonburg, VA, branch office.

Hewitt moved into his new position with 12 years of experience with the Association. He joined FCV back in 2008 as a loan officer and has moved through several positions since. In 2013, he transitioned into the role of Credit Analyst and then advanced to his previous title of Credit Manager in 2016.

Hewitt graduated from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA, in 2007 as Magna Cum Laude, with his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration on finance, and a minor in economics.

He also brings to the role valuable takeaways from training opportunities afforded by FCV. He has completed courses in leadership development, cross-functional work groups, sales magnetism and other lending courses. His credit knowledge, willingness to listen and leadership training will ensure his success as Chief Credit Officer.

“I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience in agricultural credit and lending to the CCO role,” Hewitt said. “As a lifelong resident of the Shenandoah Valley, his passion lies with providing sound credit to all those involved in agriculture. Being raised on a multi-generational beef cattle farm that his family still operates today, Hewitt understands that the importance of reliable financing for agricultural operations is paramount.

Brad Cornelius, FCV’s CEO and Hewitt’s direct supervisor, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Brad into the role of CCO.  He has been an asset to FCV during his 12 years here, and we are confident that his training, experience and agricultural background will continue to be a great benefit to our member-borrowers for years to come.”

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland.

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