Arkansas Development Finance Authority

Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 22, 2016
Contact: Public Information Officer Derrick Rose – 501-692-5904

Denise Sweat Named to ADFA Board of Directors

Nashville banker Denise Sweat has been appointed to a four year term on the Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA) board of directors. Denise Sweat is a Vice President with Farm Credit of Western Arkansas. She manages the Nashville, Arkansas, branch and oversees its day-to-day operations.  She grew up on a diversified livestock farm in Washington County.  Denise attended Southern Arkansas University and holds a degree in Agribusiness.  She began her Farm Credit career in 2000.  Today Denise and her family reside on a small family farm near McCaskill, AR.  Her husband, Chris, teaches agriculture for the Blevins School District.  Their daughters, Sara and Anna, both attend Nashville Public Schools and are active in 4-H, sports and showing livestock.  The Sweat’s farming operation includes a cow-calf operation consisting of both commercial and registered cattle and a small herd of hair sheep.

About the Arkansas Development Finance Authority

The Arkansas Development Finance Authority is committed to responding to the changing needs of Arkansas’ growing, increasingly diverse population and business community. Since its creation in 1985, ADFA has become the state’s largest source of low-cost financing for low-to-moderate income housing development, small industries, government, education, and healthcare. Through the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt bonds and notes, the administration of private and public grants and partnerships with state and federal agencies, ADFA gives Arkansans the most cost-effective financing choices possible.