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Release date: 6/8/2017

Lakeland, Fla. (June 5, 2017) - Scarlet Detjen was appointed Chief Credit Officer of Farm Credit of Central Florida on June 1, 2017.

Scarlet is a native of Virginia where she began her career in public accounting before relocating to central Florida in 1987. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy. Scarlet is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. She holds an active Certified Public Accountant license in the state of Florida. Her 10 plus years of public accounting experience includes financial reporting, auditing, and tax.

Prior to her role as Chief Credit Officer, Scarlet was the Chief Audit Executive for Farm Credit of Central Florida. Before Farm Credit, she was Chief Financial Officer and Secretary-Treasurer of a privately held, vertically integrated global agribusiness. As a member of the strategic management team, she led the development and directed the implementation of strategic business and operational projects. In 2010 Scarlet obtained the CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) designation, the CRMA (Certified Risk Management Assurance) in 2012 and the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) in 2016. 

“Mrs. Detjen has  been and will continue to be an incredible asset to our association,” said Reggie Holt, President and CEO. “We are excited as she takes the helm of our lending operations to  improve efficiency and the overall customer experience. ”

Any qualified and interested applicants may apply for the Director of Internal Audit position on our website at

Farm Credit of Central Florida is a member-owned cooperative serving 13 Central Florida counties, including, Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Volusia and Brevard. Part of the nationwide Farm Credit System established in 1916, Farm Credit of Central Florida provides loans, leases and crop insurance to over 1,000 farmers, ranchers, growers and rural homeowners.