Wells Fargo expands eastern NC ag banking team
July 10, 2013By Jenny Callison
Wells Fargo is expanding services to agriculture-related businesses in rural eastern North Carolina.
At a breakfast event Wednesday in Wilson, according to a press release, bank officials introduced its nine-member Triangle East Ag Team, which consists of nine bankers whose primary focus is meeting the needs of farmers and agribusinesses in the eastern part of the state.
The nine are part of Wells Fargo’s regional business banking team.
They are: Brent Williams (based in Goldsboro), business banking manager for the team; Duke Piner (Greenville), principal agriculture industry specialist; Matt Babcock (Washington), agriculture industry specialist; Mike Hoggard (Elizabeth City), principal agriculture industry specialist; Brandon Berry (Wilson/Rocky Mount), agriculture industry specialist; Mark Harrell (Clinton), agriculture industry specialist; Susan Fader (Goldsboro), business associate; Heath Nisbet (Greenville), credit analyst; and Lee Anne Hill (Kinston), lending officer.
The bank also announced that a new nine-member Ag Board would advise Wells Fargo on agricultural issues pertinent to the region, which consists of 51 counties in the eastern half of the state, including the Wilmington area.
Wells Fargo officials said in the news release that their bank has extended more credit to U.S. food and agribusiness than any bank in the country.