Wells Fargo Names SVP of Northwest Agribusiness Group
Wells Fargo said it has added to its agribusiness expertise in the Pacific Northwest by naming Terese Rowe as senior vice president and head of its Agribusiness Group of Oregon. She is based in Eugene.
Rowe will also be assisting Bruce Zavalney, senior vice president and head of Central Washington Ag and Commercial Banking, and Sally Williams, senior vice president and head of Wells Fargo’s forest products business, in expanding Wells Fargo’s presence in agribusiness across the Pacific Northwest.
Rowe brings more than 15 years of lending experience to Wells Fargo. Most recently, she led corporate credit at Rabobank Chile, where she managed credit risk of an agribusiness portfolio that included fruit, salmon farming, wine, poultry and forest products. In her new role with Wells Fargo, Rowe is responsible for delivering the full breadth of Wells Fargo financial services to agribusiness customers in the Pacific Northwest. Rowe’s group will continue its growth in 2013.
“Wells Fargo is extremely fortunate to bring Terese, an agribusiness veteran, to the helm of our team in the Pacific Northwest,” said Michael McEntee, senior vice president and head of the Wells Fargo Greater Oregon Regional Commercial Banking Office. “Her record of successful partnerships with agribusiness is a tremendous asset for growing our business in this market.”
Rowe holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois-Urbana and is a graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership program. Prior to banking, she worked in the forestry, fishing and salmon farming industries in Washington. Rowe earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Western Washington University.
“I am excited to be a part of Wells Fargo, because it has the same passion for agribusiness that I do,” said Rowe. “As the biggest lender to agribusiness in the U.S., Wells Fargo understands the needs of agribusiness and is committed to supporting agribusiness in the long term.”