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Southern AgCredit Promotes Four Rural Lending Co-op Associates

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Southern AgCredit recently promoted four employees.

Hunter Barlow was promoted to agribusiness portfolio manager in the Ridgeland administrative office. Barlow holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University. He is also a certified public accountant. Barlow joined Southern AgCredit in 2014 as a senior credit analyst. 

Amanda Hudson was promoted to chief information officer in the Ridgeland administrative office. Hudson has led Southern AgCredit’s loan operations department since 2017. In 2020, she and her team implemented new loan origination software, automating processes and improving the loan experience for customers and employees. Hudson holds a bachelor’s degree in food science and technology and a master’s in agribusiness management from Mississippi State University. She was also in the inaugural class of the Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program, and is treasurer of the Pearl River-Stone County Forestry Association. Hudson joined Southern AgCredit in 2006 as a loan officer. 

Alex Riser was promoted to vice president and branch manager of the Gulfport branch office. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from Belhaven University. He was also on the baseball team at Belhaven University and Pearl River Community College. Riser joined Southern AgCredit in 2015 as a loan officer. 

Shera Sivley was promoted to business analyst in the Ridgeland administrative office. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Delta State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Prior to joining Southern AgCredit in 2008 as a credit analyst, Sivley worked at Regions Bank for 15 years. 

“Southern AgCredit is growing quickly, thanks in part to dedicated employees like these,” said CEO Phillip Morgan. “It’s a pleasure to recognize their contributions and provide them with more opportunity.”

Southern AgCredit is a full-service co-op lender that specializes in financing rural land and agricultural operations in Mississippi and Louisiana. It is a member of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the nation’s largest source of loans for agriculture, agribusiness, rural real estate and country homes. For more information, visit www.southernagcredit.com.

Hunter Barlow
Amanda Hudson
Shera Sivley
Alex Riser