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McDonald and Yanes Appointed as Regional Market Managers

Release date: 1/16/2018

Lakeland, Fla. (January 16, 2018) – David McDonald and Gayle Yanes were appointed Regional Market Managers of Farm Credit of Central Florida’s Lifestyle and Small Business market effective January 1, 2018.

“These staff changes are conducive to producing sound and managed loan growth within the Association,” said Reggie Holt, CEO. “David and Gayle are deeply rooted in the industry, and we’re excited to strengthen our relationship with the Central Florida community.”

David McDonald began his career with Farm Credit in 2009 as a Relationship Manager and now oversees the Lifestyle and Small Business lending unit in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties. McDonald attended the DuPage Horticulture School and received his bachelor’s in business administration with a specialization in accounting from the University of Central Florida. He serves on the Lake County Farm Bureau board of directors, holds a seat on the Florida Farm Bureau Tax Advisory Committee, is a Wedgeworth Leadership Institute for Ag and Natural Resources Class VI graduate and is an active member of the FNGLA Action Chapter.

Gayle Yanes has been with the Farm Credit system since 1989, and joined Farm Credit of Central Florida in 2015 before her appointment as Regional Marketing Manager.  She oversees the Lifestyle, Residential and Small Business lending units in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Sumter counties. Yanes attended North Carolina Wesleyan College and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting. She serves on a number of committees for the Plant City Chamber of Commerce, is a member of Hillsborough County Farm Bureau and is a member of numerous community realtor associations.

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.