Farm Credit of Western Arkansas Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer
Board Chairman Kenny Brixey announced today that Brandon Haberer has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit of Western Arkansas, a customer-owned financial cooperative. Haberer, the association’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, will assume his new duties on February 1. He succeeds Glen Manchester who retired on December 31.
Haberer has served as the association's EVP and COO since October of 2016. He has been with Farm Credit for 11 years, holding the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer from 2008-2016. He joined Farm Credit as Senior Business Credit Analyst in June of 2008.
"Brandon has been an integral part of the senior management team since joining Farm Credit and the Board believes he has the experience, leadership and vision to guide and grow the association," Chairman Kenny Brixey said.
Haberer earned his degree from the University of Central Arkansas and participated in the NRECA Board Leadership Program. Before joining Farm Credit, he worked in commercial banking for 14 years where he gained lending, compliance, budgeting and management experience.
Haberer is a director and past chairman of both the Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative and Adult Development Center boards and is a director of the Watalula Water Users Association.
Chairman Brixey thanked CEO Search Committee Chairperson Chuck Davis and committee members for conducting a professional and thorough search to identify Farm Credit of Western Arkansas' next leader.
Please join the Board of Directors and employees in congratulating Brandon Haberer on his new role. We are confident that Brandon will honorably guide the association with the cooperative principles that make Farm Credit great and uphold the association's commitment to serving the financing needs of rural western Arkansas.
About Farm Credit of Western Arkansas
As a financial cooperative, Farm Credit of Western Arkansas is owned by the 6,100 rural Arkansas members it serves across 41 western Arkansas counties. With more than 1.2 billion in assets the association has 115 employees and 23 branch office locations. A part of the national Farm Credit System, Farm Credit of Western Arkansas supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit today and tomorrow.