Randy Caldwell Promoted to SVP/Senior Relationship Officer; Matthew Poole Promoted to VP/Branch Manager
Progressive Farm Credit Services President & CEO Bob Smith is very pleased to announce that Randy Caldwell has been promoted to Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Officer. Caldwell’s primary responsibility will be business development in the three Progressive Farm Credit branch offices of Kennett, Portageville, and Poplar Bluff.
Smith stated, “We are very pleased that Randy has accepted this new challenge and we know from past experience that he will be very successful”. Caldwell has a total of 33 years of Farm Credit experience and has led the Kennett branch office for the past 25 of those years.
Matthew Poole was selected to fill the Vice President/Branch Manager open position at the Kennett branch office due to Caldwell’s promotion effective November 1st.
Poole began his Farm Credit career in the Kennett Branch in 2003 as a Loan Officer, and then was promoted to Senior Loan Officer in 2013. Prior to that, he had 6 years of experience as a Loan Review Officer and Ag Loan Officer at a local bank.
Smith stated, “Over the past fourteen years with Progressive Farm Credit, Matthew has developed excellent credit skills and is highly respected by staff and customers of the branch office. We know that Matthew will be a tremendous leader of the Kennett branch office, assuming the branch manager role, and blessed with an outstanding team there to serve our customer-owners”.
Caldwell will continue to be available in Kennett to assist Poole and the local team during the transition period, working with all customers to make the transition as seamless as possible.