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Southern AgCredit Promotes Seven Associates

Southern AgCredit, a rural lender serving Mississippi and Louisiana, recently promoted seven employees.

Brent Barry was promoted to regional president. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in forest management from Mississippi State University. After graduation from MSU, he worked at Forest Resource Consultants in Quitman, until he joined Southern AgCredit as a loan officer in May 2003. Since then, he has served the association as the Hattiesburg branch manager and then a regional vice president. He resides in Sumrall with his wife, Dana, and their three children.   

Clayton Davis was promoted to regional president. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University. He joined Southern AgCredit in January 2006 as a loan officer trainee. He was promoted to loan officer then vice president and branch manager of the Greenville branch, before serving as a regional vice president, his most recent position. Davis lives in Avon with his wife, Kelli, and their two sons. 

Jamey Nicholas was promoted to regional president. Nicholas has a bachelor’s degree in real estate and finance from Mississippi State University. He began at Southern AgCredit in 2011 as a loan officer trainee. Since then, he has served as a loan officer, Ridgeland’s branch manager and most recently as a regional vice president. Nicholas is a board member of the Mississippi River Landowners Alliance and is active in Ducks Unlimited, NWTF and QDMA. He resides in Jackson with his wife, Mary Hampton, and their two children.

Kevin Brown was promoted to vice president and branch manager of the Ridgeland branch office. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Mississippi. Brown joined Southern AgCredit in 2017 as a credit analyst and has been a loan officer in the Ridgeland branch for the past three years. Previously, he worked in lending at Community Bank. Brown and his wife, Carly, live in Madison.

Elliott Fancher, vice president and branch manager of the Greenwood branch office, was promoted to manager of both the Greenwood and Greenville branches. Fancher holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science with a minor in agricultural business from Mississippi State University. He joined the association in 2006. He lives in Duck Hill with his wife, Stacia, and two children.   

Matthew Rounsaville was promoted to vice president and branch manager of the Hattiesburg branch office. Rounsaville holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University. He joined Southern AgCredit in December 2010 as a loan officer in the Newton branch. He then transferred to the Hattiesburg branch, where he was vice president of lending and most recently assistant branch manager. Rounsaville and his wife, Kelly Ray, live in Ellisville with their daughter. 

Adam Lowman was promoted to vice president of technology in the Ridgeland administrative office. Lowman is a Virginia College graduate and has over 19 years’ experience in IT-related roles, including stints at Baptist Health Systems and Conduent. He resides in Brandon with his wife, Lara, and their two sons.

“These seven individuals bring valuable expertise and strong leadership skills to Southern AgCredit,” said CEO Phillip Morgan. “They’ve contributed enormously to our cooperative’s success, and it’s a pleasure to recognize them with well-deserved promotions.”