Simms promoted at Colonial

Published 10:11 pm Thursday, October 8, 2015

Colonial Farm Credit has promoted Chris Simms to regional lending manager for the Windsor branch territory, which includes the Waverly, Windsor, Courtland, Dinwiddie and Chesapeake offices.



Simms joined Colonial Farm Credit in 1999 as a loan officer and was most recently a commercial loan officer serving larger, more complex, loans.

Simms is a lifelong resident of Southampton County, growing up on the family farm. He is a 1999 graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in agriculture business management. He serves as a Board Member for the Southampton County Farm Bureau and has previously served as a district representative on the Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers State Committee.

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In 2011, Simms and his wife Jennie were awarded the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award for their Farm Bureau leadership and active agriculture promotion. They live on his family farm in Sedley.

“Chris understands agriculture and the complexity of modern farming,” said Greg Farmer, president and chief executive officer of Colonial Farm Credit. “We are excited to have his knowledge of financing available to farmers in southeastern Virginia.”