AgHeritage Farm Credit Services (AFCS) has named a new senior vice president and chief commercial lending officer. Blake Swindle will be stepping into the role, according to AFCS president and CEO Greg Cole.
As senior vice president and chief commercial lending officer, Swindle will be charged with managing the company’s agribusiness and capital markets portfolio and team. He will report directly to Cole and will also serve as the Chairman of the Risk Committee, Commercial Lending Committee and will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
“AgHeritage has experienced robust growth over the last several years. As such, it’s imperative we have the appropriate level of leadership resources and structure in place that’s commensurate with our scale, model and risk. Blake’s leadership will provide us the depth we need to navigate our future,” Cole said in a statement.
Swindle joined AFCS in 2001 as a credit trainee. He has progressed from that initial role in the Little Rock Central Office to three other positions, including credit analyst in 2002, credit officer in 2006 and vice president of agribusiness lending in 2015.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and an M.B.A from Arkansas State University.