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ELS Spotlight With Jake Ritchey

Jake Ritchey is a Loan Officer for Farmers Bank & Trust Company in Blytheville.

My job duties include loan Officer, both consumer and commercial real estate. Other consumer loans such as vehicle financing and other personal loans.

What is the most important leadership lesson that you’ve learned?

Staying consistent in how you treat others.

What is the greatest advice you have ever been given?

Always take accountability of your actions.

What does effective leadership look like to you?

To be an effective leader, I believe there are certain attributes that are necessary. The most important, in my opinion, is the ability to effectively communicate with others. Good communication builds trust with co-workers. Another important attribute is the ability to motivate others.

The ELS Spotlight is an ongoing series to highlight our Emerging Leaders from around Arkansas.