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.

Kevin Swayne

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. Kevin currently serves as Chairman…

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Roger Vanlandingham, Chief Credit Officer

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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Robert DeWeese, Chief Lending Officer

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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Judy Thurman, Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Judy was named Chief Operating Officer in March 2021. Prior to that she served as Vice President Operations from 2015-2021. Judy began her career with Farm Credit in 1993 as an operations staff for FCS of South Central Kansas. Joining High Plains Farm Credit in 2000 provided many opportunities for growth and engagement. Judy grew…

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Travis Holdeman, Chief Risk Officer

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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John Booze, Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

John was named Chief Financial Officer in January 2021. After attending Fort Hays State University, he began his career in education eventually transitioning into the accounting field and earning his Certified Public Accountant credential. John took advantage of an opportunity to become the Controller for High Plains Farm Credit in December 2017 after gaining over…

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Our Team
HPFC Staff & Directors

Dodge City Branch

KC Preisner

Regional Vice President

Carla Miller

VP Loan Officer

Jacob Cron

AVP Loan Officer

KelsiJo Crouch

Loan Officer

Roni Strecker

Lending Operations Specialist

Lizbeth Ontiveros

Lending Operations Specialist

Taylor Bleumer

Lending Operations Specialist

Hays Branch

Regional Vice President

Jay Ziegelmeier

AVP Loan Officer

Michael Lamatsch

Loan Officer

Shea Mesik
Shea Mesik

Credit Analyst

Paige Hrabe, Crop Insurance Agent
Paige Hrabe

CSR - Crop Insurance

Jared Bauck, VP Marketing

VP-Marketing

Doug Ewert

VP Technology

Jeanie Rome
Jeanie Rome

VP - Operations

Kaci Kirmer
Kaci Kirmer

Systems Administrator

Andrea Clinkscales
Andrea Clinkscales

Credit Analyst - Participation

Shannon Schmidt

AVP Administration

Accounting Specialist

Lending Operations Specialist

Lending Operations Specialist

Larned Branch

Cory Johnson, VP Crop Insurance

VP-Crop Insurance

Dawn Horyna

VP-Capital Markets

Cami Long

Appraiser

Angie Murray

Accounting Manager

Brenda Gross

Accounting Specialist

Jenni Mead

Lending Operations Specialist

Jill Yeager

Lending Operations Specialist

Ness City Branch

Wade Gantz

VP Loan Officer

Sarah Linenberger

AVP-Loan Officer

Ashley Reinert

Loan Officer

Credit Analyst

Barry Schwien, Crop Insurance Agent

Appraiser

Janel Schroeder

VP - Operations

Bethany Pfannenstiel

Participation Coordinator

Kelley Wallgren
Kelley Wallgren

Lending Operations Processor

Abby Ink
Abby Ink

Lending Operations Processor

Phillipsburg Branch

Josh Mussman

VP Loan Officer

Taylor Redinger, Loan Officer
Taylor Redinger

Loan Officer

Kirk Green

VP Appraiser

Claire Arment

AVP - Risk Management

Clara Gebhard

Participation Coordinator

Amanda Hudson

Lending Operations Specialist

Pratt Branch

Jason Osner

VP Loan Officer

Weston Goyen

VP - Loan Officer

Bjorn Halderson

VP - Loan Officer

Lydia Vierthaler
Lydia Vierthaler

Credit Analyst

Caroline Phelps

VP Human Resources

Chelsea Boyd

VP - Operations

Erin Koelsch

Special Credit Coordinator

Kaylee Schiffelbein

Lending Operations Specialist

Jessica Hacker
Jessica Hacker

Lending Operations Processor

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