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AgGeorgia Farm Credit Announces New Hire in Cartersville

AgGeorgia Farm Credit is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Parker as Consumer Ag Loan Officer in the Cartersville Office.  A native of Bibb County, Mrs. Parker graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Management.  Karen worked with SunTrust Bank, Middle Georgia for ten years; she spent most of that time managing banking relationships for clients in the North Macon market and was also involved in various marketing initiatives, training, and community outreach before becoming a Branch Manager. During her banking career, she also taught professional development courses for Georgia AIB.  Mrs. Parker earned her MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Mercer University in 2001.  She then joined IOS Capital as a credit analyst.  

Karen and her husband, Mitch, live in Rockmart where they built their home on his family‚Äôs former farm, with their two children, Lorene and Clinton. Lorene was featured in the AgGeorgia Leader magazine in Fall 2019 due to her FFA involvement, which is how Karen became a fan of AgGeorgia!  Mrs. Parker is a graduate of LEAD Polk and has been involved extensively in community service throughout her life.  LEAD Polk is an educational program designed to teach individual and community leadership skills.  Her passion lies in being a loyal blood donor and advocating for its importance.

Mrs. Parker looks forward to using her banking experience to service the financing needs of residents of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Paulding, Polk, Gordon and Pickens Counties.