Meet The People of High Plains Farm Credit

At High Plains Farm Credit we establish long-term relationships with our customer-stockholders and our employees.  When you join our team you become a member of our family.  We are not a family because we work together.  We are a family because we respect, trust and care for each other and our stockholders.

Senior Leadership

Under the direction of our Board of Directors, High Plains Farm Credit is led by Kevin Swayne and an executive team who provides strategic direction and leadership for the Association, ensuring High Plains continues to fulfill its vision to be the preferred source of agricultural financing.

President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Kevin has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2017.  Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of High Plains from 2011 – 2016. He has been employed in the Farm Credit System since 1995. Kevin has held numerous leadership positions in the Farm Credit System.  He currently serves on the board…

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Chief Credit Officer (CCO)

Roger was named Chief Credit Officer in July 2016. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President of Credit from 2000-2016. Roger began his career with Farm Credit as a FICB Trainee in 1984 after graduating from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Agri-Business. His lending career began as a loan officer…

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Chief Lending Officer (CLO)

Rob was named Chief Lending Officer in January 2017. Prior to 2017, he served as a Vice President. Rob attended Hutchison Community College and then graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Agri-business. He then began his Farm Credit career as a loan officer in 1993. Rob grew up on a wheat and…

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Kristen began her Farm Credit career with High Plains in November 2016. Prior to joining the Association, she spent nine years in public accounting serving in various audit and tax roles.  Kristen earned a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Kansas, and is a Kansas Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Kristen grew up in…

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Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

Travis was named Chief Risk officer in January 2017. He joined High Plains as a Pratt loan officer in 2011. His Farm Credit career began in 2008 with US AgBank in Wichita. He is a Kansas State University and Wichita State graduate, earning a BS in Animal Science and a BBA in Finance. Travis and…

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Our Team

Dodge City Branch

KC Preisner

Regional Vice President

Carla Miller

VP Loan Officer

Jacob Cron

AVP Loan Officer

Roni Strecker

Credit Support Specialist

Mariah Walker

Credit Support Specialist

Hays Branch

Chase Ostmeyer

Regional Vice President

Don Moffet

AVP Loan Officer

Howard Ziegler

Senior Appraiser

Judy Hageman

VP Operations

John Booze

VP Controller

Doug Ewert

VP Technology

Shannon Schmidt

AVP Administration

Robynn Hickert

Accounting Specialist

Leann Schumacher

Credit Support Specialist

Linda Hahn

Credit Support Specialist

Larned Branch

Matt Watkins

VP Loan Officer

Cory Johnson

Crop Insurance Officer

Cami Long

Appraiser

MacKenzie Thornburg

Appraisal Trainee

Dawn Horyna

Credit Analyst

Sondra Creamer

Operations Manager

Angie Murray

Senior Accountant

Brenda Gross

Accounting Specialist

Jenni Mead

Credit Support Specialist

Jill Yeager

Credit Support Specialist

Ness City Branch

Charles Schippers

Regional Vice President

Wade Gantz

VP Loan Officer

Jamie Weeks

AVP Loan Officer

Harmon Bliss

AVP Loan Officer

Sarah Linenberger

Loan Officer

Barry Schwien

Appraiser

Nathan Copeland

Appraiser Trainee

Ashley Reinert

Credit Analyst

Janel Schroeder

Operations Manager

Bethany Pfannenstiel

Credit Support Specialist

Debbie Witthuhn

Credit Support Specialist

Phillipsburg Branch

Greg Beougher

VP Loan Officer

Josh Mussman

AVP Loan Officer

Kirk Green

Senior Appraiser

Clara Gebhard

Credit Support Specialist

Amanda Hudson

Credit Support Specialist

Pratt Branch

Jason Osner

VP Loan Officer

Weston Goyen

AVP Loan Officer

Bjorn Halderson

AVP Loan Officer

Caroline Phelps

AVP Human Resources

Chelsea Boyd

Operations Manager

Erin Koelsch

Credit Support Specialist

Kaylee Schiffelbein

Credit Support Specialist