Texas Farm Credit recently hired Sarah Novak Franklin as branch manager in the lending cooperatives Pleasanton branch office.
Franklin joins Texas Farm Credit with several years of finance and accounting experience, including a previous stint as a loan officer in Texas AgFinances San Antonio office. Most recently, Franklin was a tax accountant for Susan Gunn, CPA, in her hometown of Pleasanton for four years.
A native of Atascosa County, she was raised on her family’s farm and is a graduate of Pleasanton High School. She graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in agricultural economics, a minor in business administration and a Certificate of International Trade in Agriculture.
Franklin is a member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Board of Directors, where she also serves on the Livestock Steering Committee and chairs the Ag Science Subcommittee. She and her husband, Matt, reside in Pleasanton, where he is an attorney and also co-owner of Martin Abstract Company.
“The Pleasanton branch of Texas Farm Credit looks forward to Sarahs return to the association,” said John OBrien IV, Texas Farm Credits chief credit officer. “Her ties to our local agricultural community run deep. Sarahs past experience at both Texas AgFinance and her prior accounting firm knowledge will allow her to immediately help our stockholders with any of their borrowing needs.”
Texas Farm Credit finances agricultural operations, agribusinesses and rural real estate. Headquartered in Robstown, it serves 100 Texas counties and has 20 lending offices. The Pleasanton office serves Atascosa, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Goliad, Karnes, LaSalle and McMullen counties. It is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, a network of rural financing cooperatives established in 1916.