Special Assets Manager
As Special Assets Manager at Valley, Rod is responsible for monitoring the payment activities of the corporation’s loan portfolio. He also works closely with the President/Chief Executive Officer and Controller to discuss borrower bankruptcies, restructuring of loans, and legal actions to recover pledged assets. However, his considerable expertise in ag lending is also utilized in loan underwriting, equipment and chattel appraisal, and technical assistance to struggling business owners and farmers. Rod started his ag lending career at Fresno-Madera Farm Credit in 1974, where he served in many capacities including Branch Manager of the Kerman office. He joined Kingsburg Land Bank in 2002 as an agricultural appraiser/lender. He graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science. He owns farm property in Fowler that is currently leased out.