Deen, Fretwell promoted at Farm Credit

Published 4:08 pm Thursday, November 18, 2010

[singlepic id=224 w=300 h=359 float=left]Southwest Georgia Farm Credit recently announced two promotions, Ragan Fretwell as director of special assets management and Patrick Deen to director of Credit Administration.

Deen most recently served the Association as special assets senior analyst.

In his new role, Deen will be responsible for the overall leadership, vision and direction for the Association’s enterprise-wide risk management framework by managing credit risk, operational risk, market risk and risk funds.

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“Mr. Deen brings extensive analytical experience to our management team,” Richard S. Monson, chief executive officer of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, said in a prepared news release. “Patrick will serve our Association and our customers well in this new role.”

Deen joined the Farm Credit team in 2003 as a loan officer with AgGeorgia Farm Credit. He became a credit analyst at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit in 2004. A native of Bainbridge, Deen is a graduate of Valdosta State University. He resides in Decatur County.

[singlepic id=225 w=300 h=370 float=left]Fretwell will oversee the management and timely reduction of high-risk assets, restructured loans and acquired properties.

Fretwell, who joined the Farm Credit System in 2004, most recently served the Association as a senior credit analyst.

“Ragan has an extensive knowledge of lending, underwriting and servicing accounts,” Monson said. “She has a strong analytical background and will help lead our organization toward achieving its strategic objectives.”

Fretwell is a graduate of Troy University, Troy, Ala., and is currently working on a secondary bachelor’s in accounting at Georgia Southwestern University.

She was recently named vice chair of the Albany Leadership Council of the Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross. Fretwell and her two children reside in Lee County.

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit serves 21 counties in southwest Georgia and is part of the Farm Credit System, the leading provider of credit and related services to rural America.

Nearing its 100th anniversary, the Farm Credit System has assets in excess of $214 billion, nearly 500,000 member-borrowers, and coverage in every county in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.