ADDING MULTIMEDIA Wells Fargo Promotes Gene Peterson to Lead Food & Agribusiness Division

Gene Peterson (Photo: Business Wire)

“Our strength, stability, and long history in serving this industry allow us to strategically expand in agriculture across the nation,” said Peterson. “We have a strong, dedicated team that is focused on helping our customers’ businesses thrive through future generations.”

The national practice includes the newly-enhanced Food and Agribusiness Advisor Group, which provides specialized industry perspectives to Wells Fargo agribusiness customers. The group provides credit-assessment support, including strategic plan analysis, industry risk assessment, and peer benchmarking. In addition, the advisors share agribusiness expertise through industry presentations and webinars.

“Wells Fargo has been committed to the U.S. food and agriculture industry through numerous economic cycles,” said MaryLou Barreiro, head of Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Specialty Industries. “Gene and his team will leverage Wells Fargo’s agriculture expertise and financial strength to grow our support of an industry that is vital for every American.”

Peterson holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University and attended the Pacific Coast Graduate School of Banking in Seattle. He has worked in finance his entire 31-year career, 30 with Wells Fargo.

* Barlow Research Middle Market rolling 8 quarter data 1Q2014-4Q2015.