In February, 2005, Mr. Lassiter was named Vice President of PGIM's Agricultural Investments team, as well as regional Vice President with Capital Agricultural Property Services (CAPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of PGIM Real Estate. He came to the company from SunTrust Banks, Inc. where for nineteen years he was Senior Vice President and manager of their Mid-Florida Agri-Business Department. Prior to SunTrust Bank, he worked in the Farm Credit System for approximately eight years serving as Vice President and Branch Manager for the Federal Land Bank and Production Credit Associations in North Florida, Hillborough County and Polk Country Florida. Before joining Farm Credit, he worked for Ben Hill Griffin, Inc. for two years serving as Production Supervisor of the company's Citrus Sections and Juice Processing divisions.
Mr. Lassiter grew up in Lake Wales, Florida and attended the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Resource Economics. He currently lives in Lake Wales with his wife Renee and they have two children, Ryan and Dana.
Civic activities and professional associations: Secretary/Treasurer of Florida Citrus Processors Associations; Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Polk County Farm Bureau, a member of Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Florida Citrus Mutual, Gulf Citrus Growers Association, Florida Forestry Association, Georgia Forestry Association, Past Director and Chairman of Economic Development Council Lake Wales Downtown, Inc.; Past member, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers; Past President and Director of Lake Wales Rotary Club; Past President of Lake Wales YMCA.