PORTERVILLE, CA – Bank of the Sierra recently named Kristen Avery as Vice President, Agricultural Loan Officer. In her new position, Avery will meet with prospective clients to cultivate banking relationships, including developing and managing agricultural loan accounts along with other financial products and services.
Avery was most recently employed at Rabobank, NA, Fresno as a Financial Credit Analyst. Prior to Rabobank, Avery was a Credit Analyst for Bank of the West in Fresno. Avery attended Texas A&M University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness.
“The bank is excited to have Kristen join the Bank of the Sierra family, especially the Ag department. She will make an excellent addition and we look forward to her contributions,” stated Harroll Wiley, Ag Credit President.
Bank of the Sierra (www.bankofthesierra.com) is in its 38th year of operations, and at $1.6 billion in assets is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. The Company has over 400 employees and conducts business through 28 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries center, and an agricultural credit center.