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October 31, 2018
STAUNTON, Va., October, 2018 – Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) announced today the appointment of Justin Weekley as Chief Financial Officer, replacing the organization’s retiring CFO David Sauer.
Weekley comes to FCV from Ernst & Young, an industry- leading international accounting firm where he spent eight years overseeing audits of publicly traded and privately held companies across multiple industries, including banking, energy and government.
“Farm Credit of the Virginias is very pleased that Justin is bringing his broad financial experience to lead our financial and accounting activities,” said Peery Heldreth, Farm Credit CEO. “As a financial cooperative, it’s imperative that we maintain careful oversight in these critical areas, and Justin’s extensive audit background will ensure that we continue to protect our organization on behalf of our customer-owners.”
Weekley will oversee all aspects of the financial cooperatives’ accounting and financial processes and teams for FCV, a financial cooperative that provides loans, leases and other services to agriculture and rural communities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. He will also ensure that accounting best practices continue to meet industry and regulatory standards in order to reduce risk.
“I look forward to leveraging the experience I’ve gained serving clients in diverse industries and applying them to Farm Credit of the Virginias to help it continue to deliver on its mission,” said Weekley. “I’m also excited to join an organization filled with such knowledgeable and passionate employees that are dedicated to supporting our customer-owners.”
Weekley was raised in Ripley, West Virginia, and currently resides in Charleston, West Virginia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in accounting and finance from the University of Charleston, is a licensed CPA in West Virginia and is a member of the West Virginia Society of CPAs. Weekley is a director on the board of the Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center, which provides support services to the homeless community in the greater Kanawha Valley of West Virginia. the Greater Kanwaha Valley area of West Virginia. He and his wife also serve the community as foster parents, in addition to raising their own daughter.
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 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 www.FarmCreditKnowledgeCenter.com or www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com.
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