Farm Credit of the Virginias Welcomes Shepherd to Credit Team

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Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that Mandy Shepherd has joined the Staunton office, filling the Credit Analyst role. Shepherd joins the team with a wealth of experience and working knowledge of the ins and outs of the financial industry.

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"Mandy brings significant credit analysis experience and has certainly hit the ground running already. I am looking forward to watching her develop her skills further and add value to our team and customer-owners” - Cole Heizer, credit Manager

Shepherd grew up in Covington, Virginia, although currently resides in Fishersville, Virginia. She attended Concord University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

Most recently, Shepherd served as a Portfolio Manager with United Bank. She has an extensive background in the financial industry, most of her experience and knowledge comes from her 13 year tenure at what is now Atlantic Union bank, where she was a Small Business Underwriter.

Regarding her new role at FCV, Shepherd shared, “In addition to my experience, I’m bringing a great attitude and a willingness to take on any task. I’m most looking forward to expanding my skillset and learn the agricultural side of lending.”

Shepherd has a lengthy tenure working in the finance industry, and she shared her initial interest in the field stemmed from an appreciation for math and critical thinking. “Working in underwriting allows me to use my skillsets in math and critical thinking simultaneously to create solutions for our customer-owners, which makes it really enjoyable for me.”

Cole Heizer, Credit Manager, shared, ”I am excited to have Mandy join the FCV team. She brings significant credit analysis experience and has certainly hit the ground running already. I am looking forward to watching her develop her skills further and add value to our team and customer-owners”

A few weeks in to her new position, Shepherd said, “The first few weeks at FCV have been amazing. I’m very impressed with the amount of effort that is put into making sure that new hires are knowledgeable about the purpose, history, and structure of the Farm Credit Co-Op. I’m also grateful at how helpful and understanding my team has been.”

In her free time, Shepherd enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and crafting.

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

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. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them. In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit http://www.FarmCreditKnowledgeCenter.com or http://www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com.

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