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Staff

AGRIfinancial Services is represented by knowledgeable farm lending specialists, having 100’s of years of accumulated experience. We know farming and finance, and many of our staff have direct farm backgrounds. This helps us understand cycles, production risk, and the varying industries within agriculture, be it livestock, row crop, or specialty enterprises. Our focus is on staying up-to-date with industry trends, providing the best possible products and rates, and doing it in a manner that fosters long term relationships. We encourage staff to have direct conversations with customers, and we invite you to call us any time. Here is a list of our staff, their area of expertise, and contact numbers and email addresses. Our main office number is (502) 721-9446 or call us toll free at (877) 548-2622.

Alan Singleton, General Manager
Overall operations; credit and sales functions. NMLS #5142
Ext. 5020
alan.singleton@cgb.com

Don Mattern, Vice-President
Manager of Farmer MAC operations; Correspondent relations; Loan Servicing & Closing. NMLS #4907
Ext. 5021
don.mattern@cgb.com

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Staff Job Title Ext # Email Address
Sales & Marketing      
Bill Medley Marketing & Sales Consultant 5038 william.medley@cgb.com
Bill Lankswert Director of Business Strategy 5036 william.lankswert@cgb.com
Josh Dickson National Sales Manager
          
josh.dickson@cgb.com
Larry Eversole Regional Sales Officer (IL) larry.eversole@cgb.com
Sam Cooper Regional Sales Officer (LA) sam.cooper@cgb.com
John Dreckman Regional Sales Officer (MN) john.dreckman@cgb.com
Mike Reed Regional Sales Officer (IN) mike.reed@cgb.com
Gene Charville Regional Sales Officer/ Leasing Sales Director (NC) eugene.charville@cgb.com
Andy Bishop Regional Sales Officer (KY) andy.bishop@cgb.com
Mike Eubanks Regional Sales Officer (KY) mike.eubanks@cgb.com
Josh Ollenberger Regional Sales Officer (CA) josh.ollenberger@cgb.com
Bobbi Sondreal Regional Sales Officer (ND) bobbi.sondreal@cgb.com
Kaci Ferch Director of Marketing & Communications 5032 kaci.ferch@cgb.com
Kim Cruce Marketing Specialist 5056 kim.cruce@cgb.com
Suzanne Prosser Sales Support & Operations Specialist 5013 suzanne.prosser@cgb.com
Austin Doughty Financial Analyst 5041 austin.doughty@cgb.com
Leasing Operations      
John Witt Operations Manager of Leasing 5034 john.witt@cgb.com
Jennifer O'Connell Lease Closing & Construction Coordinator 5062 jennifer.o'connell@cgb.com
Risk Management      
Liz Naville Assistant Vice-President & Credit Services Manager 5012 liz.naville@cgb.com
Deena Brown Lead Underwriter 5019 deena.brown@cgb.com
Nate Fellows Underwriter 5039 nate.fellows@cgb.com
Kevin Stith Underwriter 5057 kevin.stith@cgb.com
Alex Beyer Underwriter 5049 alex.beyer@cgb.com
Brian Engleman Underwriter     5040 brian.engleman@cgb.com
John Graves Underwriter 5018 john.graves@cgb.com
Deidra Williams
NMLS #39001
Credit Delivery Specialist

5035

deidra.williams@cgb.com
Loan Closing Services      
Jackie Sams Loan Closing Manager 5016 jackie.sams@cgb.com
Tasha Cook
NMLS# 218125
Loan Closing Assistant
5028 tasha.cook@cgb.com
Tracy Foster Loan Closing Coordinator 5042 tracy.foster@cgb.com
Savannah Clark Loan Closing Coordinator 5046 savannah.clark@cgb.com
Marchelle Kern Post Closing Loan Coordinator 5014 marchelle.kern@cgb.com
Pam Hansford Post Closing Loan Coordinator 5045 pam.hansford@cgb.com
Martin Humes Director of Appraisal Services

5011

martin.humes@cgb.com 
Loan Servicing      
Mary Cunningham Loan Servicing Manager 5037 mary.cunningham@cgb.com
Matt Wilson Servicing Assistant 5058 matt.wilson@cgb.com
Becky Haysley Servicing Assistant 5060 becky.haysley@cgb.com
Zac Brooks Agricultural Finance Specialist 5025 zac.brooks@cgb.com
Amy O'Brien Loan Servicing Specialist 5027 amy.obrien@cgb.com
Accounting      
Julie Matthews Accounting Manager 5023 julie.matthews@cgb.com
Kathleen Beckman Asst. Accounting Manager 5024 kathleen.beckman@cgb.com
Cheryl Truman Accounts Payable and Scanning Coordinator 5059 cheryl.truman@cgb.com
Margaret Preston Accounts Payable Processor 5063 margaret.preston@cgb.com
Sonja Evans Cash Manager 5015 sonja.evans@cgb.com
Rose Huie Investor Accounting Manager 5031 rose.huie@cgb.com
Stacy Cavanaugh Loan Accounting Manager 5033 stacy.cavanaugh@cgb.com
Heather Shaw Loan Accounting Specialist 5026 heather.shaw@cgb.com
Marc Denham Loan Accounting Specialist 5022 marc.denham@cgb.com
Latasha Julian Loan Accounting Payment Processor 5048 latasha.julian@cgb.com
Karen Dattilo Conversion Specialist 5029 karen.dattilo@cgb.com
Office      
Barbara Chesher Office Manager     5010 barbara.chesher@cgb.com
Anna-Marie Forshee Compliance & Staff
Development Manager
5013 anna-marie.forshee@cgb.com
Austin Buchanan Division Counsel & Compliance Manger
5047 austin.buchanan@cgb.com
Julie C. Matthews
Julie C. Matthews

Julie C. Matthews

Julie has over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance. She joined AGRIfinancial Services in May 2005.  Julie acquired and MBA from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana  in 1985 and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University in 1979.  She is a retired CPA.  Julie has been married for over 30 years and has 2 children Jack and Caroline.

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Monica Anderson
Monica Anderson

Monica Anderson

Monica Anderson joined AGRIfinancial Services in 2006 and currently handles the role of closing and lease coordinator.  Monica’s experience includes mortgage servicing, loan processing, closing, investor accounting & reporting and leasing.

Amy L. O'Brien
Amy L. O'Brien

Amy L. O'Brien

I started working at AGRIfinancial Services on December 13, 2010 after graduating from Spalding University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. My career began as the Office Administrator for the AGRIfinancial staff and as an assistant to the marketing director. Today at AGRIfinancial, I am a member of the Servicing team where I provide customer service to our mortgage customers by phone, email, fax, and mail. My goal is to provide great customer service and be an asset to the company.

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Kathleen Beckman
Kathleen Beckman

Kathleen Beckman

Kathleen Beckman joined AGRIfinancial Services in September 2011. She decided to return to Agricultural Lending after serving 18 years as a Controller of a large florist in Louisville KY . Previously, Kathleen worked in the Credit and Financial departments for Farm Credit in Louisville. Her degree is in Finance and she is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.

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Sonja Evans
Sonja Evans

Sonja Evans

I joined AGRIfinancial Services in September 1993. I am currently the Cash Manager but have worked in several areas within the company over the years. Currently my job responsibilities include processing accounts receivables and payables, manage multiple bank accounts, complete Line of Credit Draws for AGRIfinancial customers, fund loan closings and assist AGRIfinancial customers with all type of servicing needs.

Tasha Cook
Tasha Cook

Tasha Cook

Tasha Cook began her career with AGRIfinancial Services in August 2001 and currently assists in the closing department working with Farmer Mac Sellers and post-closing. Tasha’s experience includes residential loan processing, underwriting, and other various aspects of AGRIfinancial. Tasha holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sullivan University.

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Zac Brooks
Zac Brooks

Zac Brooks

Zac Brooks has been a part of the AGRIfinancial Services family since May of 2012. Zac grew up on a cattle farm in southern Indiana. He earned a degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and serves as a board member for the Clark County Indiana Farm Bureau. In previous and current positions in Ag finance and sales, Zac provides financial solutions to farm producers across the United States. He started his professional career as an Ag loan officer in northern Indiana/southern Michigan for Wells Fargo Bank in 2008. He later worked for PNC bank as an AVP of Agricultural Banking, covering south-central Indiana and Kentucky. When joining AGRIfinancial Services, Zac spent over four years as a loan underwriter working with clients from every corner of the United States. Today he has joined the Servicing Department team as the Agricultural Finance Specialist. Zac’s experience includes completion of two CENTREC Credit Analysis courses, The Ag Lending Institute, Linda Keith’s Tax Return Analysis Classroom, and the Midwestern Ag Banking School program. Being a part of his family’s cattle farm, a loan officer, an underwriter, and now a servicer for completed loans, Zac has a unique perspective and insight into agricultural finance as he has been a part of the lending process from the field, to the closing table, and now to its last payment made.

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Liz Naville
Liz Naville

Liz Naville

Liz Naville spent 12 years as an agricultural loan underwriter, with experience lending to a diversified portfolio of agricultural operations across the United States. The last four years have been spent managing and directing the credit department, working closely with sales, marketing, collateral and appraisal functions to improve processes and efficiencies. Liz is a native of northeast Indiana and was raised on a corn, soybean, and wheat row-crop farm, that also included a farrow-to-finish hog operation. She moved to the Louisville, Kentucky area after graduating from Purdue University in 2000 with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics, and still lives in southern Indiana with her husband and five children. Liz is well-versed in complex credit analysis of multiple-entity operations, appraisal, and title review, as well as pricing, loan structure, and strategy for operating and mortgage loans.

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Kaci Ferch
Kaci Ferch

Kaci Ferch

Kaci Ferch recently graduated in May 2012 from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and International Agriculture. Two weeks after her graduation date, she began her career in Louisville, Kentucky, with AGRIfinancial Services as an Agricultural Loan Underwriter.

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Mary Cunningham
Mary Cunningham

Mary Cunningham

I began my career at AGRIfinancial Services in February 2007 after working at American Commercial Lines for 27 ½ years in the IT Department, where I was Supervisor of the Data Entry and Microfilm Departments and later became Senior Computer Operator. I currently provide customer service to our mortgage customers. I am responsible for: monitoring the non-escrow insurance and property taxes, annual property inspections and tax information, balancing monthly reports for our investors, processing manual monthly billing statements and setting up new loans in our servicing database. I have worked in the corporate business environment for over 32 years and have an AS in Business Management from Sullivan University. I strive to do the very best at my job every day and provide outstanding customer service to our customers.

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Stacy Cavanaugh
Stacy Cavanaugh

Stacy Cavanaugh

I accepted a position with AGRIfinancial Services in January 2006 after working here for more than a year in a temporary position. Prior to coming here, I worked at Bank of America for almost 10 years until they closed their Mortgage Servicing Center in Louisville. I was an AVP and managed the Customer Service Escrow Accounting, PMI, and Mail Support Teams. Today, I manage the Escrow Accounting, Payment Processing, Payoffs, and Field Servicing payments in the Customer Service Dept. at AGRIfinancial Services. I have almost 20 years of Mortgage Servicing experience. I pride myself in always striving to do the right thing for our company and our customer every time, while also providing kind, compassionate customer service.

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Deidra Williams
Deidra Williams

Deidra Williams

I have been working with AGRIfinancial Services since December 2006. I began as an Account Executive for our Residential Farm Loan programs. I assisted our residential underwriters in collecting a full credit file needed for the credit review. In addition, I reviewed the initial credit file to determine if the loans met our minimum loan requirements. Once we no longer provided the Residential Farms Loans I moved to the Closing Department. During my time in closing my responsibilities were to review the post-closing documents prior to submitting them to our investors, released the Security Instruments for the paid in full loans and provided reports for closing to our investors. November of 2014, I accepted a position in our Lease Department as a Leasing Closing and Construction Coordinator. My main responsibilities were to fund and close Morton Buildings, Inc. construction leases. In May 2016, I accepted the Credit Delivery Specialist position. This position provides support to our in house underwriters and working with our Sales Staff to ensure the underwriters get a complete credit file. I provide support for our online information requests, phone calls and emails. This is another opportunity to learn a new position in the company which allows me to grow & continue to provide support for our team at AGRIfinancial Services, our correspondents, investors and customers.

Rose Huie
Rose Huie

Rose Huie

Rose Huie joined AGRIfinancial Services in May1998 and currently handles the role of loan investor accountant as well as overseeing licensing for the company. Rose’s experience includes marketing, loan processing, closing and various other aspects of AGRIfinancial. Rose holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University, and is currently working on her MBA. Rose Huie's profile on LinkedIn
Heather Shaw
Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw is native of Louisville, Kentucky who joined our company in 2012 as our Office Manager. Heather is a Dean’s List graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and a McKendree University graduate holding a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Heather is a member of the Loan Accounting team where she handles payment processing, ACH balancing, seller/correspondent inquires, along with advance reconciliation, proceed assignment management and is a member of our internal training committee. She strives to provide accurate processing, purposeful feedback, relative training and mentoring to new and existing employees.

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Deena N. Brown
Deena N. Brown

Deena N. Brown

Hailing from seed corn country in northwest Indiana, Deena has earned 15 years of underwriting experience since graduating with a degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. Part of that 15 years includes review of appraisals for internal purposes. Professional memberships include the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Deena lives in Georgetown, Indiana with her husband, Philip. When not working on improving the house and yard, they can be found supporting and enjoying Louisville’s various attractions.

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Jackie Sams
Jackie Sams

Jackie Sams

Jackie Sams joined AGRIfinancial Services in 2001 and currently handles the role of Supervisor Loan Closing Services. Jackie’s experience with closing has been in the fields of operating loans, residential loans and full time farm loans. She also works with lending institutions as a central servicer for Farmer Mac and assists them thru the closing process and selling the loans to Farmer Mac.

Kim Cruce
Kim Cruce

Kim Cruce

Kim Cruce joined AGRIfinanacial Services in July 2014 and has recently transitioned to the position of Marketing Specialist. As such, she provides support to the National Sales Manager, Regional Sales Officers and coordinates Trade Shows as well as handling any marketing related endeavors. Her background experience was in the insurance industry as well as a career consultant with a community college. Both these positions bring strong customer service skills to her position with  AGRIfinancial Services. Kim graduated from Eastern Illinois University cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts.

 

Nate Fellows
Nate Fellows

Nate Fellows

Nate Fellows started with AGRIfinancial Services in July of 2014. Nate grew up farming on his family’s farm in southern Indiana. The farm operation included corn, popcorn, soybeans, wheat, beef cattle, and hogs. Nate continues to farm with his parents. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Management from Purdue University. Prior to working at AGRIfinancial Services, Nate managed grain facilities on the Ohio River and barge fleets in the New Orleans, LA region; including barge logistics on various river sections and barge placement at customer docks. He was a loan officer for the Farm Service Agency and has experience in commercial lending at a local bank.
Tracy Foster
Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster joined AGRIfinancial Services in January 2015 as Post Closing Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for obtaining and managing required documents on all closed loans. Additionally, she executes the release of security instruments at the county and state level for all paid in full loans. Her background experience includes 16 years of banking, auditing, and accounts receivable.

Becky Haysley
Becky Haysley
Becky Haysley is a native of Louisville who joined AGRIfinancial Services in 2015 and currently handles the role of Office Manager. Becky’s experience includes over 30 years in the legal, marketing, and real estate industries.
Austin Doughty
Austin Doughty

Austin Doughty

Austin Doughty started with AGRIfinancial Services in September of 2015 as a finance intern. He joined our team as a full time employee in February of 2016 as a Financial Analyst. Austin grew up in Southeast Louisiana in a suburb of New Orleans. Austin attended Louisiana State University for two years before moving to Louisville, Kentucky where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bellarmine University. Austin also works closely with CGB Diversified Services as well where he is able to lend his knowledge of financial principles to assist them in a wide variety of tasks.

Austin Doughty
Marchelle Kern
Marchelle Kern

Marchelle Kern

Marchelle Kern joined AGRIfinancial Services in March 2016 as the Post Closing Coordinator. She is responsible for obtaining the required documents on all closed loans, and managing the paid in full process. Marchelle’s background includes a couple decades in residential lending experience, origination, processing, and closing in several states. Her grandparents owned a medium size cotton farm in Mississippi, which is still in the family. She has been married almost 30 years and has five children. Currently Marchelle resides on a working farm in Southern Indiana. She enjoys working in her vegetable garden, playing the piano and violin, as well as cooking for lots of people!

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Cheryl Truman
Cheryl Truman

Cheryl Truman

Cheryl Truman joined Agrifinancial Services in March 2016 in the position of accounts payable and scanning coordinator.   In this role she is responsible for receiving, verifying, processing invoices, and issuing payments.  Additional responsibilities include organizing and prioritizing documents for scanning and filing for future review.  Her background experience of 15 years included office management which assisted start up branches in the Louisville, KY area setting up office procedures, logistics, and ultimately provide the best service to vendors, coworkers, and customers. Cheryl’s attention to detail and accuracy promotes contributing her best and willingness to always provide assistance. Cheryl resides in Louisville and has three grown children.
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Kevin Stith
Kevin Stith

Kevin Stith

Kevin Stith started with AGRIfinancial Services in January of 2016. He graduated with a B.S. from Western Kentucky University in Animal Science & a M.S. from Southern Illinois University in ruminant nutrition. Kevin has been involved in Ag lending and Credit analysis for over 8 years. He spent three years as a community bank branch manager in Central Kentucky and five years in underwriting in the Farm Credit system. Kevin previously owned a tax office and prepared tax returns and bookkeeping services for two years. Currently he lives on a farm in central Kentucky with his wife & children raising Angus & Simmental cattle. Kevin is president of the local Cattleman’s Association, volunteers as the 4-H beef leader, & shows cattle with his daughter & son.

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Anna-Marie Forshee
Anna-Marie Forshee

Anna-Marie Forshee

Anna-Marie joined AGRIfinancial Services in September of 2015. She was born and raised on a cattle and poultry farm in eastern Alabama. Anna-Marie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics and Business with a minor in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Policy as well as a minor in Dance from Auburn University. After college, Anna-Marie studied law at Faulkner University Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama and earned her Juris Doctorate. She is currently a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. While in law school, she worked for the Alabama Department of Agriculture. Anna-Marie married in May 2015 and resides in Louisville with her husband, Tyler.

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Martin Humes
Martin Humes

Martin Humes

Martin Humes joined AGRIfinancial Services in May of 2016 and is responsible for managing the overall appraisal process. He is a Certified General Appraiser and holds the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation which is awarded by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers to those members that have demonstrated through course work, experience, work review and a comprehensive exam that they have the expertise required for the most complex rural appraisal assignments. Prior to joining AGRIfinancial Serivces, Martin was employed by Rabo AgriFinance for over 10 years, most recently as a Senior Appraiser & Team Leader. Martin’s career also includes 10 years as a high school agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor in Kentucky. Martin grew up on his family’s farm in Spencer County, Kentucky where they raised tobacco, hay, corn, soybeans, beef cattle, and hogs. He holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture and Food Science from the University of Kentucky in addition to Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Western Kentucky University.

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Brian Engleman
Brian Engleman

Brian Engleman

Brian Engleman started with AGRIfinancial Services in June of 2016. Graduating with a B.S. from Indiana University in Business Administration Brian has been involved with Ag lending and credit analysis for over 10 years. Previously he had over 20 years of banking experience in retail, mortgage, and commercial lending. Currently, Brian actively works on the family farm raising beef cows and hay. In addition, he is a board member for the Harrison County Agricultural Fairgrounds, member of Harrison County Cattlemen’s Association, and a collector of antique fishing tackle.

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Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is a Lexington, KY native who started with AGRIfinancial Services in March 2016 in the loan servicing department. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with an B.S. in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Business. Matt’s primary responsibilities include loan boarding and auditing, assisting with billing statements, monitoring insurance and taxes, payoff analysis, and providing exceptional customer service. Matt continues to grow as he is assigned various other duties in his journey with the company.

Karen Dattilo
Karen Dattilo

Karen Dattilo

Karen Dattilo started with AGRIfinancial Services in May 2016 assisting in the transition of a new accounting system. Previously, she worked in the transportation industry for 28 years in the accounting and system development environments at UPS. In 2004, Karen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bellarmine University and is certified with the International Software Testing Qualification Board as a Quality Assurance Tester for systems development. She lives in Louisville and has three adult sons David, Daniel, and Drew. In addition to that, Karen enjoys her three grandchildren Addison, Ryleigh, and Logan.

Karen Dattilo
Marc Denham
Marc Denham

Marc Denham

Marc is a native of Louisville, Kentucky & joined AGRIfinancial Services in November of 2016 in the loan accounting department. Prior to coming AFS Marc has been involved in banking for over 12 years. Marc has experience in Special Assets, Mortgage & Recovery in the banking field. He attended school at JCTC and studied finance at the University of Louisville. Marc also has a French Bulldog named Deno.

Marc Denham
John Graves
John Graves

John Graves

John Graves started with AGRIfinancial Services in January of 2017. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and obtained an MBA from Bellarmine University. John has been involved in Ag lending for over 8 years, previously working within the Farm Credit System as a Relationship Manager for CoBank, and as a Credit Analyst with Farm Credit Mid America. He resides in Louisville and remains active on his family’s beef cattle farm in his hometown of Tompkinsville, Kentucky.

John Graves
Pam Hansford
Pam Hansford

Pam Hansford

Pam Hansford joined AGRIfinancial in January 2017 in Post -Closing. Pam has been involved in the finance and barging industry for over 30 years. Her experience includes prior service with CGB AGRIfinancial Services in the Post Closing department as well as experience in residential loan underwriting and closing. Before returning to AGRIfinancial Services in 2017 she was Credit Manager for a cabinet manufacturing company and Office Manager for a billing office.

Pam Hansford
Savannah Clark
Savannah Clark

Savannah Clark

Savannah Clark joined AGRIfinancial Services in April 2017 as a Loan Closing Coordinator. She relocated to Kentucky from Charlotte, North Carolina, and brings with her 7 years of residential lending and banking experience. She has worked for Wells Fargo, SunTrust, and Wyndham Capital, closing residential loans across the United States. Savannah has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and a Master’s degree in Business Management from Capella University. In her free time Savannah enjoys exploring Louisville and discovering all of the attractions that the city has to offer.

Savannah Clark
Austin Buchanan
Austin Buchanan

Austin Buchanan

Austin Buchanan joined AGRIfinancial in 2017. He graduated from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, and has been licensed to practice law since 2014, and has worked in real estate, corporate law, and loan closings since that time. He has extensive real estate collateral and securitization experience, and enjoys these entertaining areas of the law. Austin and his wife love the outdoors and can often be found walking, running, or hiking with their son.

Austin Buchanan