Reynolds, Fretwell join team at SWGA Farm Credit

Published 6:46 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2016

From Staff Reports

The Post-Searchlight

Keri Reynolds has been named the Retail Credit Services Manager at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. Ms. Reynolds, who joined Farm Credit in 2013, previously served as a Credit Analyst.  In her new position, Ms. Reynolds will manage the origination, underwriting and administration of retail loan products, primarily including those used for residential, lifestyle farming, and other consumer lending purposes.

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“Keri has experience in all aspects of lending, both from her years in a commercial bank as well as from the three years she has served as a Credit Analyst in our Association,” said Richard Horn, Chief Credit Officer at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “That knowledge will help her tremendously as she manages our retail loan products, including our online loan application, and ensures that the entire process creates an exceptional experience for our customers.”

Ms. Reynolds is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in accounting. A long-time resident of Decatur County, Ms. Reynolds is a graduate of the 2008 Class of Leadership Decatur County. She, her husband, Matt, and three sons, live in Bainbridge.

Ragan Fretwell has been named a Relationship Manager at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit and will be based in the Dawson office.  In this role, Ms. Fretwell will work closely with clients and prospects to finance farms, ranches, recreational properties, timberland and real estate. 

Ms. Fretwell will also continue to manage Farm Credit EXPRESS, the point-of-sale financing program available through dealerships for the financing of new and used equipment,

“Ragan has a diverse finance and credit background that lends itself well to working with farmers and agribusinesses,” said Liz Nogowski, Chief Marketing and Administrative Officer at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “With 13 years in the Farm Credit System and solid knowledge of the agriculturally-based community, Ragan will help our association continue to meet our clients’ needs in Dawson and surrounding communities.”

Ms. Fretwell, who joined Farm Credit in 2003, is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She also earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Troy University. A resident of Lee County, Ms. Fretwell is a board member of the SOWEGA Council for the Aging. She and her two children live in Leesburg.