Leon A. Moreno
Head of Western Regional Office - Agricultural Finance
Leon A. Moreno is head of the western regional office with over 35 years of experience in agricultural finance. Moreno joined MetLife in 1990 and is responsible for management of the company’s agricultural loan portfolio, new business development, and strategic planning. The western regional office headquartered in Fresno, CA serves the financing needs of farmers and agribusiness clients in CA, WA, OR, NV, ID, UT, AZ and HI. Moreno has an extensive background in the area of agronomy, viticulture and agricultural finance.
Prior to joining MetLife, Moreno worked for six years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a county supervisor in Fresno, CA where he was responsible for originating and servicing farm loans.
Moreno received a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy and Master of Science degree in agricultural business management from California State University, Fresno. He was one of the original founders of Ag Lenders Society of California and served as past president of this organization.