January 06, 2020
Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) recently announced that Eric Roberts of Halifax County, Virginia, has joined the Chatham branch office as a Special Assets Manager. He brings with him an impressive 20 years of lending and special assets experience.
Most recently, Roberts served for 11 years as the Vice President of Credit Administration & Compliance at Virginia Bank and Trust in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. In addition, Roberts has served as a Loan Officer as well as a Credit and Compliance Officer at several banks across Southside Virginia. His experience with Special Assets Groups and distressed loans in addition to lending to the agricultural industry in the area will be a valuable asset to FCV.
In regards to his new role, Roberts says, “I’m looking forward to helping any struggling farmers and borrowers recover from their financial hardships so they can keep what they have worked hard for. Farm Credit’s cooperative ownership structure and focus on doing what’s right, rather than just turning a profit, really resonated with me.”
Chief Credit Officer and Roberts’ supervisor, Brad Cornelius, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Eric to the Farm Credit team. His knowledge and background with distressed accounts will be incredibly valuable to our association and in helping our customer-owners who may be experiencing tough times to recover.”
Roberts grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio, a city outside of Dayton, where he lived until high school graduation. He then went on to graduate from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. For the last 20 years, however, he has lived in South Boston, Virginia, with his wife, Sterling, and two children, Josh and Joe.
He and his family have been members of First Presbyterian Church in South Boston, Virginia for all 20 years they have lived there. He was elected by the public to be a member of the South Boston Town Council and is currently serving as treasurer of the Danville Host Lions Club. In his spare time, Roberts enjoys spending time with his family and especially loves going hunting with his sons.
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 www.FarmCreditKnowledgeCenter.com or www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com.
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