January 29, 2015

Northwest FCS News

Spokane, Washington - January 28, 2015 – Northwest Farm Credit Services has named Mandy Minick as its Washington State President, leading the Washington Lending and Insurance team. Minick also serves as a member of the organization’s Management Executive Committee and leads the company’s Washington State University relationship team. Prior to this role, Minick served as senior vice president of Agribusiness, leading the association’s Washington Dairy, Cooperative Lending and Agricultural Investor Teams. Minick is based in Pasco, 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. Minick is one of four state presidents named in the Northwest.

Minick started at Northwest FCS as a credit officer trainee in Mt. Vernon, Wash., then moved to Moses Lake and Yakima, serving as a credit officer. She later became Sunnyside branch manager where she managed a portfolio consisting mainly of dairies and wine grapes. 

Minick grew up in Snohomish, Wash. on a small, part-time farm. Active in both 4-H and FFA, Mandy raised and showed horses and dairy heifers. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business Management. Minick currently lives in Prosser, Wash. on her  family’s farm and winery operation. She and her husband David have three sons and enjoy being avid WSU football fans.

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