January 29, 2015

Northwest FCS News


Fetsch Named State President in Oregon

Spokane, Washington - January 28, 2015 – Northwest Farm Credit Services has named Brent Fetsch as its Oregon State President, leading the Oregon Lending and Insurance team. Fetsch serves as a member of the organization’s Management Executive Committee and leads the company’s Oregon State University relationship team. He is based in the Northwest FCS Salem branch. Fetsch most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Information Officer at Northwest FCS’ headquarters in Spokane, Wash.

Northwest FCS recently adopted a new frontline structure to bring three divisions together to form one team called Lending and Insurance. Northwest FCS’ goal is to improve knowledge sharing, efficiency and teamwork. Leadership at the state and branch levels has been enhanced to increase Northwest FCS’ local marketplace presence and better coordinate the company’s resources to serve its customers. Fetsch is one of four state presidents named in the Northwest.

Fetsch grew up in agriculture near Pendleton, Ore. He was active in the Oregon Future Farmers of America and served as an Oregon state officer. He gained work experience in Germany before studying Agriculture Economics at Oregon State University. Brent joined Northwest FCS in 1987 and served in a variety of field and headquarters roles including credit officer in Redmond, regional vice president in The Dalles, Ore. and senior vice president of Community Lending.

He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and the Mark Wright Executive coaching program. He has also served as an elected school board member, a Spokane County United Way board member and currently serves on the Oregon Food Bank board. Brent and his family enjoy cycling and the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest FCS is a customer-owned financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS provides approximately $13 billion in loans and is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of borrower-owned lending institutions that provide approximately $208 billion in loans to rural America.

Jennifer Rohrer
Public Relations Coordinator
509-340-5303 or Jennifer.Rohrer@northwestfcs.com